Our first Spotlight on the Seller this year is our leader Dawn Wood, who when she’s not trying to cover us all in gingham, works from her studio near the corn exchange in Leeds city centre, creating clothing as Ages Of Elegance She trained during the last Millenium as a fashion designer, having always had a passion for clothes with the best dressed dolls around. Not just contemporary garments or from a fashion point of view, but also historical & and in it’s wider socio-economic setting. Somewhere in the vaults of Huddersfield uni is a super 8 film of her talking about viking clothing agedRead More →

Whether you have caught the sewing bug from Great British Sewing Bee, want to try an new skill like making a beautiful crystal tiara, or simply want to “tart up your tat” then Fabrication has a workshop for you. Workshops are running through the summer for sewing, lampshade making, jewellery, perfumery, darwing, chocolate making… the list goes on and on.  Workshops are run by Fabrication’s dedicated and talented craftspeople, each has a passion for and knowledge of their craft that is second to none. You can find your perfect workshop and book on line at Fabrication’s website. Booking is essential as class sizes are limited. Learn aRead More →

Dec 5th/6th Christmas Accessories and Vintage Glamour weekend SaturdayMake a Fabric Scarf 10-12.30pmMake a glamorous fabric scarf or shawl. Learn how to roll a hem and add bead trim£20 + materials Vintage Hair and Makeup 1.00pm-5.pm Join burlesque bombshell Anna Fur Laxis for a vintage hair and makeup session. you will be taught how to do roll, curl, and flick getting you ready for the party season SundayMake a fabric clutch. 10.30-1.00You should have basic sewing skills for this class and know how to use a machine. You may bring your own to use in the classCost £20 + materialsSimple Bead Jewellery 2.00pm-4.00pmLearn how toRead More →

Nov 7th Make a basic pair of trousers using your own machineYou will learn how to cut a trouser pattern, make pockets and a fly front fasteningPlease note this is not a beginners class and you will need to know how to use your machine and have some basic experience of sewing seams, zips etcPlease note all our classes need to be prebookedcost £35 + materials. Refreshments, but not lunch, included Nov 14th/15thMake a Regency Dress Learn how to cut, sew and finish a regency style dress with costume maker Dawn WoodYou will learn how to adapt a pattern from extant clothing information, to fitRead More →