Our first Spotlight on the Seller this year is our leader Dawn Wood, who when she’s not trying to cover us all in gingham, works from her studio near the corn exchange in Leeds city centre, creating clothing as Ages Of Elegance She trained during the last Millenium as a fashion designer, having always had a passion for clothes with the best dressed dolls around. Not just contemporary garments or from a fashion point of view, but also historical & and in it’s wider socio-economic setting. Somewhere in the vaults of Huddersfield uni is a super 8 film of her talking about viking clothing agedRead 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 →

Hi, we are Pauline and Chris, two friends who both enjoy beading. We both have different styles and tastes, which we have found complement each other. We also both believe that a girl can never have too many beads. As each bead is hand stitched, making the jewellery take time to evolve, we made a decision to use top quality Japanese beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls, together with semi precious stones wherever possible. Where fastenings are used, they are made from sterling silver or filled gold. Our jewellery is intended to be affordable, as well as something special to wear, that is hand made andRead More →

Geof is a Leeds-based cartoonist, comics creator and scientist. He uses the twin weapons of humour and cute stylised drawings to make light of things like alternative sexual practices, science, Victoriana/steampunk, and tea. His ongoing Fetishman series of comics have been a feature of the UK small-press scene since 2004. More recently his misleadingly-titled Steampunk Literary Review, an annual anthology of his steampunk creations, has been well received both in the UK and the US with a third issue due in the summer of 2013. His travelling museum of tea-related lies has been to events and festivals across the UK since 2010 and is stillRead More →

                                                Tess Tickle and her brave and trusty crew search far and wide for unique and unusual booty to adorn you and your home. Combining new and vintage items they specialise in Steampunk and Fairytale jewellery, handmade candles in vintage tea cups and other vessels, underwear and corsetry Burlesque style with removeable jewellery, household items made from vintage records like clocks, cake stands and candle holders, handmade and hand printed rude and pleasant cards and gift bags plus many more one offRead More →

Whether you have caught the sewing bug from Great British Sewing Bee, want to try an new skill like making a beautiful crystal tiara, or simply want to “tart up your tat” then Fabrication has a workshop for you. Workshops are running through the summer for sewing, lampshade making, jewellery, perfumery, darwing, chocolate making… the list goes on and on.  Workshops are run by Fabrication’s dedicated and talented craftspeople, each has a passion for and knowledge of their craft that is second to none. You can find your perfect workshop and book on line at Fabrication’s website. Booking is essential as class sizes are limited. Learn aRead More →

A report commissioned by Leeds City Council and Leeds Metropolitan University has praised Fabrication as “a model that could be used to grow the [independent] sector”“Rising costs, fierce competition and growth of internet sales have taken a heavy toll on the UK high street, with independent retailers coming under increasing pressure. The report, launched on 25th April, calls for more support for independent businesses in the city“There’s a real need for traditional business support in the form of mentoring and financial advice, together with more sector-specific support with things like merchandising, customer service and in-store promotion.”Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for developmentRead More →

We have been asked if we can provide gift vouchers so that folks can have classes as pressies so we have now created some. See here for more details We are just putting the finishing touches to our course list for next term so if you are interested in running a class with us please get in touchRead More →