Happy Handmade Valentine’s Day Made with love, from our hands to yours xxx Hope you are all having a lovely Valentine’s Day, even in these unprecedented times, sending you love and virtual hugs from our awesome makers. We are looking forward to being able to open our bricks and mortar stores when we can do so, but in the meantime we are open online, so have a lazy day and browse through our shop website for postal delivery and click and collect. https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/ Fancy baking some heart cookies for your loved ones? Check out Cookie Time! Not my usual hearts By Louisa @ Kemp ArtsRead More →

Give Valentine’s Day some shine with our unique selection of gorgeous jewellery. Do you need to buy a gift for an avid book worm or do they love flowers and wildlife?  Perhaps you just want them to know they are special with a unique handcrafted piece to treasure for ever. The photos below show just a small selection of the eclectic range of gorgeous jewellery available for your Valentine in our Leeds and York shops. We have so much more though! Not seen something that takes your fancy below? Then settle down with a cuppa (or a glass of wine!) and pop into our shopRead More →

Food and drink is the way to your loved ones heart this Valentine’s Day, so treat yourself and your Valentine to a home cooked meal with some fabulous homewares to serve them in. https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/double-aperitif-liqueur-vessel-p-31014 Whilst nibbling on some olives or nuts or crackers and chutney, a lovely selection of chutneys are available to purchase from https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/leeds-shop-c-70000-1/food-c-70075-1/jams-and-chutneys-c-70078 Serve in a lovely stoneware set by Clay and Woodworks, you’ll treasure this beautiful set forever! https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/homewares-c-70037-1/kitchenware-c-70051-1/crockery-c-70047-1/olive-set-p-31032 Set the table with a divine scented candle for a candle lit dinner for two! Or candle lit for one and a zoom dinner date this Valentine’s Day, if you are apart.Read More →

Winter skincare with Dalia Botanique. How do we look after our skin during winter? Fabrication Leeds

Winter skincare with Dalia Botanique How do we look after our skin during winter?  Why is it different to summer? In winter our skin often dries quicker through cold temperatures then central heating. Dry skin can often feel irritable and will lose its glow. Our skin products should be slightly heavier and with fatty oils to help repair chapped and irritated dry skin. Sea Buckthorn oil is a deep orangey red and is the favourite of many a Nordic beauty formulator. It is rich in 22 different vitamins and antioxidants and often used in products to help with replenishing and protecting the skin. Our SeaRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

Black Friday has swept the world with mass consumerism but it’s original reason for being seems lost. Leeds independent Fabrication Crafts is bringing that spirit back with their Gingham Saturday sale, to thank their customers for supporting them over the last couple of years The Social Enterprise supports micro crafts businesses and in their shop in The Light, has over 75 under it’s roof, selling everything from food to furniture, homewares, clothing, body products, artwork, cards, musical instruments, jewellery and accessories The sale is timed to support Small Business Saturday, a national awareness day encouraging christmas shoppers to visit independents, as well as chain stores.Read More →

My background is in surface pattern design, but in the last 20 years  I have worked in the youth and community field, including as a community artist.  Creativity will always win out though, and in the last 2 years I have had the pleasure of seeing my images used all over the world, on various websites and blogs, cards and calendars and to my delight on book covers (books are my other passion). Photography is now my main medium. I aim to tell stories by using colours, texture and natural light. I am inspired by the natural world, and how our lived in world isRead More →