Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Sonia from Rowan Tree Designs. Business name: Rowan Tree Designs Makers name: Sonia Curry Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Slightly alternative wearables. What do you sell in Fabrication? I sell a range of my capes, wraps, ponchos, shrugs and wristwarmers made from everything from super-soft fleece to pure wool (including 100% recycled wool, which is exclusive to the shop). I welcome commissions if you can’t find exactly what you’re after on my rails. How long have you had your own business and what made you startRead More →

What a difference 3 years makes! Today marks Fabrication’s third birthday, the perfect time to look back at how far we’ve come. In the beginning it was just a shell of a shop, with marks on the wall left from the previous occupants: But it took shape, and in October 2012 we were proud to open our doors to the public with 40 sellers: 180 sellers have joined us since then. Our shop in The Light is brimming with beautiful handmade goods from our 83 sellers, some of whom are still with us from that first day: In celebration of our shop going from strengthRead More →

Rowan Tree Designs is the trading name of Sonia Curry, a York based dressmaker who creates stylish one-off capes and cloaks in addition to bespoke orders. My capes and wraps are designed to keep you warm by also being stylish and easy to wear. Often made from super soft fleece (a customer favourite it seems) or a high quality wool blend I make a variety of one-off colour combinations as they take my fancy. In addition I make a small range of shrugs and other items of clothing. Commissions are welcome, whether it’s a different colour combination to what’s available in the shop, a differentRead More →

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 →