New artists, designers and makers at Fabrication Leeds As usual the first part of the year has been a busy one in terms of new sellers joining us in store. We know it can be hard to keep track of new additions, so we thought we’d introduce a few of them here:   Yorkshire More Yorkshire More is a social enterprise based in Leeds, making jams and chutneys in support of mental health.  We do this by engaging volunteers, many of whom are affected directly or indirectly by mental health difficulties, in the making, labelling and selling of the jams and chutneys. There have beenRead More →

Well, it has felt like an eternity since the fire that destroyed the Fabrication workshop over a year ago, but we’re very pleased to say that Fabrication2 has now launched and is open for business! So what is it?! Spread over 2 floors the workshop contains a textile floor, jewellery/metalwork/leatherwork/woodwork floor and a commercial kitchen. The fully equipped space is available to rent either full time or on a adhoc basis including machines, industrial iron, cutting tables, buttonholer, jewellery benches, commercial kitchen etc. (open late one night a week) We also have room for fittings, railing up, photography etc from £5ph for adhoc use Run byRead More →

Dragon Bakes ʻLearn to BakeʼKits  A world away from the traditional baking mixes that involve tipping things in to a bowl and stirring, our kits aims to teach children the techniques and skills that they need to discover that baking is fun and fabulous!!! Grown ups have the advantage of everything being in one place to enjoy the wonderful experience of baking with kids with a minimum of effort and mess (though thereʼs sure to be a bit of mess – itʼs part of the fun!). Each kit contains all the dry ingredients to make the bake, all labelled in bags in the order theyRead More →

Original Bob is Dawn Griffin. Whilst studying for her Physiotherapy degree in Newcastle Dawn started to develop an interest in art history and art. The images of the impressionists started the journey. In 1992 Dawn qualified from University with a Physiotherapy Bsc. and moved briefly to Coventry until moving to London in the mid nineties. Dawn attended evening classes in 3D and design, working on wood carving and plaster. After a few years of physiotherapy working with head injuries, stroke and spinal injured persons Dawn wanted to spend time on developing her artistic side before she got too old. Her sculptures got her into CamberwellRead More →

The Hart of Glass seeks to offer a range of unique fused, slumped, recycled and stained glass giftware, jewellery and homeware at affordable prices.  Designed and made in Leeds in my home studio, I take inspiration from nature, colour,  light, textures and used objects. A large range of glass is used in my one-off pieces and each one is meticulously created with love. All jewellery is made by firing multiple layers of the finest ‘Bullseye’ and dichroic art glass to achieve a various multi-dimensional effects. Recycled bottles are chosen carefully for their colour, shape, texture or design which impacts on their final use. Bottles are kiln-fused flatRead More →

Ever since Carolyn’s little boy was born he has dribbled ridiculous amounts, to the point that she would be changing him every couple of hours. Carolyn tried many different brands but was never been fully satisfied for one reason or another and so this is where elves and fairies uk began. Carolyn’s bibs have a three-layer system so they are extremely effective at keeping even the dribbliest babies dry. They are also reversible so you have a choice of which side takes your fancy at that time. Carolyn has also chosen a range of fabrics ranging from funky, cool and retro, to traditional, vintage andRead More →

Woolly Buddha was born in October 2012, after my daughter and I were disappointed by the unoriginal, mass produced knitted accessories on the high street.  Our big, bold hats, scarves and stoles are designed to be statement pieces, which we hand-knit out of premium yarns such as hand-spun British Alpaca, merino wool and hand-dyed mulberry silk, much of which is produced to our specifications. I have a passion for puzzles and problem solving, which is why I love the design process.  I use organic shapes and take inspiration from nature and architecture, to produce unusual and versatile creations.  While the design may be key, it’sRead More →

As a practising Jeweller and Interdisciplinary Artist, I find my work reflects many of my personal motivations. My range is inspired by a passion for music, a desire to re-use redundant materials, being able to hold something meaningful close to you, popular culture and a need for progression.   I’ve developed my work to suit this ethos and now create a range of home-wares and gifts alongside my core jewellery  These ranges are entirely made from neglected musical materials, instruments and other musical paraphernalia.  I started my business in 2012 after years of making jewellery for fun and having graduated college with a BA (hons) in Interdisciplinary Art, theRead More →

Hand made soaps and bathbombs all individually made by Anne Using only the best ingredients. Anne’s soaps are bathbombs are free from SLS, never tested on animals and are suitable for vegetarians. New products for Christmas include cupcake soaps. Check out Anne’s range at Fabrication,  Leeds.Read More →

Zous “Wear with Pride” shown here on the catwalk during Leeds Fashion Week at the Corn Exchange, Leeds and at Live at Briggate Lane, Leeds. T-shirts, vests, sweatshirts, hoodies and varsity jackets are made with prints designed bu Dionne and are exclusive to Shoulder bags, clutch bags, wristlet bags and iPhone wristlets are designed and handmade by Dionne in her studio. These bags are sturdy and where stated, are made using fabric that has been designed by Dionne.Read More →