http://https://www.facebook.com/FabricationCrafts/videos/3051195618303556/ Hello there Fabbie fans! Long time, no blog so we thought we had better start it up again. Firstly we hope you are all safe and well during these uncertain times. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure our shops in Leeds and York are super clean and following all the latest safety guidelines relating to Covid 19. We have hand sanitiser as you enter, social distancing measures clearly marked, counter screens and our sellers have protective visors too which we are each decorating so they look less like chemical warfare masks and a bit more fun to give us allRead More →

Fabrication Crafts secures National Lottery support to research the history of heritage crafts on Coney Street Fabrication Crafts is excited to announce that it has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £9,700, for a heritage project researching and reinvigorating the heritage crafts that have been created and traded on Coney Street in York City Centre. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, we will work with local people to identify the trades and skills that once made this a vibrant trading area for artisans and crafts people. Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, based on the research findings we willRead More →

christmas shopping event leeds, Support independant retailers this year

Christmas Shopping Event Leeds Christmas Shopping Event Leeds, Support independant retailers this year and come and join us for our annual christmas shopping night. There will be discounts on some items, mulled wine, using our Bloom Bakers syrups and Seasonal Larder cordials. As well as chocolate tastings from Tyto Leodis We’ve a lucky dip full of unique offerings from our sellers, several of whom will be on hand to discuss their products Many items are one off pieces so you can be assured of getting something really exclusive, from very talented individuals at an affordable price You can pick up lots of lovely items, fromRead More →

We always mark Remembrance Day in Fabrication, several of our sellers sell poppies which donate to the Royal British Legion appeal, and we have a window display each year As it is 100 years since Anthem for a Doomed Youth and Dulce et Decorum Est were written, as well as the anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele, which concluded on the 10th November, we decided to commemorate both this year and honour those who served Our seller Anachronalia has employed her skill with paper and designed a window filled with telegrams of the type sent by the War Office, along with photographs of the internationalRead More →

It’s our birthday, 9 years ago today we got the keys for the hovel which was our original workshop space & HQ ready to help micro crafts biz in Leeds with textile, jewellery & leatherworking space & equipment, Who’d have thought we’d still be here and running Leeds largest multi indie department store & seen our set up duplicated by others In that time we’ve helped over 300 people with retail space, both before & since we came to The Light, as well as dozens of folks taking advantage of our workspace & mentoring. It’s been a privilege to see them all grow & developRead More →

Summer is the time to think about introducing some new homes for wildlife into your garden. With loss of habitats as we build on more city fringes and farmers work the land more intensively gardens have become a vital space for wildlife. However the modern garden can be too tidy and lacks the fallen logs and hollow trees of the old wildwood.  It is also fantastic to see wildlife and by providing them with a “home” you can enjoy watching their comings and goings. Hollybush Woodworkers, selling through Fabrication in Leeds Light, offer a range of wildlife homes including barrel topped hedgehog shelters, sparrow terraces,Read 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 →

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the second annual Gingham Saturday is here again! Taking place this coming Saturday, 5th December, this event sees the majority of Fabrication’s sellers offering discounts on a wide range of items for one day only, so why not pop in and grab yourself a bargain? It also coincides neatly with Small Business Saturday, and what better way to support your local small businesses than buying your Christmas presents (or a treat for yourself) from a shop full of the work of Yorkshire micro-businesses?Read More →

Saturday saw not just the celebration of our third birthday but also the launch of our new loyalty card scheme. If you were in the shop over the weekend hopefully you’ll already have one of these cards in your wallet, if you don’t then all you need to do is pop in to the shop and make a purchase over the value of £10 – this will get you your card and your first stamp.  Stamps are available for every purchase of £10 or over, and the reward for filling your card is a (free) fab Fabrication tote bag – handy not just for futureRead More →

I am an artist based in Sheffield and specializing in the textile and fine arts field.  My signature is to create a unique touch using traditional techniques and materials for a wide range of products such as hand painted, one-of-a-kind floral silk garments, silk scarves and paintings, as well as quirky happy illustrations onto homeware products to create a bright interior element and bring a smile to everyday life. My work is primarily inspired by things around me, such as symbols and metaphors used in fairy tales and, reflecting beautiful emotions and nature through use vibrant colours. My most popular line of products is funnyRead More →