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 →

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 →

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 →

Hand made soaps and bathbombs all individually made by Anne Using only the best ingredients. Anne’s soaps are bathbombs are free from SLS, never tested on animals and are suitable for vegetarians. New products for Christmas include cupcake soaps. Check out Anne’s range at Fabrication,  Leeds.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 →

A report commissioned by Leeds City Council and Leeds Metropolitan University has praised Fabrication as “a model that could be used to grow the [independent] sector”“Rising costs, fierce competition and growth of internet sales have taken a heavy toll on the UK high street, with independent retailers coming under increasing pressure. The report, launched on 25th April, calls for more support for independent businesses in the city“There’s a real need for traditional business support in the form of mentoring and financial advice, together with more sector-specific support with things like merchandising, customer service and in-store promotion.”Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for developmentRead More →