Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is the turn of Tom from Merry Band Beard Oil and Porth Mokum Co. Business name: Merry Band Beard Oil & Porth Mokum Co.  Makers name: Tom Rowlinson Describe your style in no more than 3 words: I DON’T KNOW What do you sell in Fabrication? Beard Oil, Art Prints, T-shirts & Various Accessories  How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? Since 2014. I kinda started slowy and grew into it. What is your workshop / studio like? Far too small? What are your beverage and snack of choice whenRead 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 →

If you’re anything like me (Sonia) then it’s this time of year when you start to realise the gaps in your winter wardrobe and long for a few new bits to wrap yourself up in and keep warm. Fortunately our sellers in Fabrication have the answer to your problems! Rowan Tree Designs has a range of wraps made from super soft fleece (vegan friendly!) or recycled wool, and ponchos made from the same recycled wool fabric. Speaking of recycled wool, did you know the shop has recently had a delivery of the fab blankets that Rowan Tree Designs makes their wraps and ponchos from, ifRead More →

New artists, designers and makers at Fabrication Leeds As usual the first part of the year has been a busy one in terms of new sellers joining us in store. We know it can be hard to keep track of new additions, so we thought we’d introduce a few of them here:   Yorkshire More Yorkshire More is a social enterprise based in Leeds, making jams and chutneys in support of mental health.  We do this by engaging volunteers, many of whom are affected directly or indirectly by mental health difficulties, in the making, labelling and selling of the jams and chutneys. There have beenRead More →

Regular visitors to the shop may remember the arrival towards the end of last year of a small bunny, lost by their owner. After living on our counter for a while in the hope of a reunion Little Lost Bunny decided to put their time to good use and head out to work as an apprentice with some of the craftspeople who sell their work through the shop. His adventures will continue throughout the year, but here is a round-up of where he’s been so far… He started off with ELM photography, learning about photographer’s obsession with the light and how to use props forRead 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 →

If you’ve not been in the shop in the last couple of months then you’re in for a treat with some of our newest sellers. Just when you think we stock everything you might need we go and add a few more… Simone Crossland Contemporary Artist Simone Crossland is renowned for her colourful floral canvases in an impressionistic style. Simone has extended her art into beautiful, bold and vibrant handmade coasters and clocks that are sure to create a stunning focal point and bring joy to your home or office. Silver and Stone Jewellery Design I’m Helen Drye, I design and make silver jewellery usingRead More →

This is the time of year when you start to think in earnest about changing over to your warmer weather wardrobe. If you’re anything like me, as you pull out the old summer favourites you can’t help but long for some new things to add in to the mix, and if that’s the case then our talented designers have produced some beautiful pieces that will help you refresh your wardrobe: The long awaited collection from Ages of Elegance is inspired by 1930’s cruise outfits, and includes the following… Fitted cotton Chinese style dress with button front and low back, available in a variety of coloursRead More →