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 →

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 →

Feel gorgeous on Valentine’s day using Fabrication Crafts delicious range of beauty products.  Can’t find what you like?   You can tailor  your own customised products with one of our kits. Let us start with Dalia Botanique.  Here featuring Fullers Earth Clay ( INCI: Solum Fullonom) renowned for wonderful cleansing properties of the skin. You can use this as a stand alone ingredient or make your own cleansing mask using our organic floral waters but it doesn’t end there.  This amazing product can also be paired with our ground walnut to make a wonderful cleansing scrub. A wonderful beauty gift or treat for yourself on Valentine’s Day.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 →

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 →

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 →