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 →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Margaret and Catherine from Clay and Wood Works. Business Name: Clay and Wood Works Makers names: Margaret Glackin and Catherine Faley Margaret’s work is influenced by her interest in politics and the built environment. Her sculptural pieces tell a story and are formed by working through a particular issue relating to society today. Her domestic work has been designed to be both functional and aesthetic. Catherine is a designer-maker working in rescued timber from demolished buildings. Her artisan furniture and household items hopefully challenge the throw-away society. Describe your styleRead More →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Beth Kilburn. Business name: Beth Kilburn Makers name: Beth Kilburn Describe your style in no more than 3 words. atmospheric, charming, considered What do you sell in Fabrication? Original artwork, Giclee prints, painted jewellery. How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? I officially launched the business in 2014, but had been working freelance as an actor since 2011. At the time I was struggling to support myself financially and the sporadic auditions and jobs made it difficult to secure part time work. Having only really worked in Theatre shows or events for the past six years I had no idea where toRead More →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Jack from Rubbish Seaside. Business name: Rubbish Seaside Makers name: Jack Hurley Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Pure coastal cruelty What do you sell in Fabrication? Scathing parody seaside prints and postcards along with other daft designs. How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? Oooh, probably about three/four years and mainly because I’m a terrible employee who’s far happier getting up to no good on his own.  What is your workshop / studio like? A glorious bunker in my back garden that I could happilyRead More →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Kate from Twice Fired. Business name: Twice Fired Makers name: Kate Park Describe your style in no more than 3 words.  Timeless, Ethereal, Classic What do you sell in Fabrication? Glass art, jewellery and homeware. How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? I have been selling in Fabrication for two years. I love working with glass. What is your workshop / studio like? My Studio in Farsley, Leeds… What are your beverage and snack of choice when working? Coffee and smoothies, never a snickers ! What do you findRead More →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Preeti from Pattern Passion. Business name: Pattern Passion Ltd. Makers name: Preeti Gupta Describe your style in no more than 3 words. colourful and soft. What do you sell in Fabrication? I sell a variety of products in Fabrication. I create hand painted and hand drawn designs inspired by nature. These are digitally printed onto high quality silks and made into various products such as scarves, wristlets, purses, pouches, scrunchies, headbands, men’s ties and cushions. How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? I started my business 3-4 yearsRead More →

This week’s blog we’re taking the time to look at a few of the new arrivals in the shop. First up, it’s the riot of colour that is these earrings by new seller Coco Wild. In their own words… We are two sisters based in Yorkshire, who love unique, colourful, statement earrings. We started Coco Wild in September 2017 as a trial at Saltaire Festival and it went amazing! We got such great feedback that we decided to keep going! All our pieces are made using cold porcelain clay, they are then hand painted, sanded down/ cleaned up & varnished to give them professional, clean finish.Read More →

It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day, so here at Fabrication we thought we’d put together a blog post with some ideas incase you’re wanting to buy something for the mother-figure in your life but struggling to decide what you want to buy. If you think she might like something to wear, then you could do worse than some of these earrings from Coco Wild, brooches from Contemporary Enamels and Bobbin Around, or beautiful silk scarves from Pattern Passion.     For those mums who are more likely to appreciate something that’s not to wear, how about some of Simone Crossland’s beautiful soft furnishings,Read More →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Linette from Anachronalia. Business name: Anachronalia Makers name: Linette Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Steeped in History What do you sell in Fabrication? I sell books, letter sets, stationery, bookmarks, temporary tattoos, book making kits, and miniature books as jewellery. How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? Anachronalia has existed since 2012. I started it for two reasons, the first was that I wanted to break away from sitting in front of a computer 9-5, seven days a week. The second was because IRead More →

Spotlight on the Seller is back for 2018! This year we are changing the blog format a little, and bringing you a short interview with each maker. This week is Emma from ELM Photography. Business name: Elm Photography Maker’s name: Emma Manners Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Colourful, creative and unfiltered . What do you sell in Fabrication? I sell my photographs as cards, prints, coasters and  key rings  and I also sell small collages as cards . How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? I have been running Elm Photography since 2014 . I decided toRead More →