http:// Hello there Fabbie fans! Long time, no blog so we thought we had better start it up again. Firstly we hope you are all safe and well during these uncertain times. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure our shops in Leeds and York are super clean and following all the latest safety guidelines relating to Covid 19. We have hand sanitiser as you enter, social distancing measures clearly marked, counter screens and our sellers have protective visors too which we are each decorating so they look less like chemical warfare masks and a bit more fun to give us allRead More →

christmas shopping event leeds, Support independant retailers this year

Christmas Shopping Event Leeds Christmas Shopping Event Leeds, Support independant retailers this year and come and join us for our annual christmas shopping night. There will be discounts on some items, mulled wine, using our Bloom Bakers syrups and Seasonal Larder cordials. As well as chocolate tastings from Tyto Leodis We’ve a lucky dip full of unique offerings from our sellers, several of whom will be on hand to discuss their products Many items are one off pieces so you can be assured of getting something really exclusive, from very talented individuals at an affordable price You can pick up lots of lovely items, fromRead More →

We always mark Remembrance Day in Fabrication, several of our sellers sell poppies which donate to the Royal British Legion appeal, and we have a window display each year As it is 100 years since Anthem for a Doomed Youth and Dulce et Decorum Est were written, as well as the anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele, which concluded on the 10th November, we decided to commemorate both this year and honour those who served Our seller Anachronalia has employed her skill with paper and designed a window filled with telegrams of the type sent by the War Office, along with photographs of the internationalRead More →

It’s our birthday, 9 years ago today we got the keys for the hovel which was our original workshop space & HQ ready to help micro crafts biz in Leeds with textile, jewellery & leatherworking space & equipment, Who’d have thought we’d still be here and running Leeds largest multi indie department store & seen our set up duplicated by others In that time we’ve helped over 300 people with retail space, both before & since we came to The Light, as well as dozens of folks taking advantage of our workspace & mentoring. It’s been a privilege to see them all grow & developRead 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 →

Twice Fired is an exquisite range of handmade pieces made by a local glass artist, Kate Park. The inspiration for Kate’s work come from naturally occurring art forms. Nature has a wealth of beauty, from the tiniest, delicate seed pod to the iridescent gloss of a beetle and the elegant formations of birds. These subtle tones and shapes are captured in her work through the seductive medium of glass. Shades of colour change in different conditions and hidden gems reveal themselves as the light changes. I work from a studio in my garden in Farsley, it is a dream come true. I studied fine artRead More →

  Our sellers have really pulled out the stops to help you decorate your tree in style this year This Batvent calendar from Jackdaw decor is a fun way to count down  this stained glass wreath from Glass Bubble will be an elegance welcome to your home These hand painted hearts from Sara Gartside bring a touch of old fashioned glamour, available in a variety of colours with hanging trees in glass by Twice Fired and enamel by Contemporary Enamels These ceramic stars by Louisa Kemp Arts and finally grab yourself some of these fabric decs from Cherry peg, and macrame angels from Get knottedRead More →

Here at Fabrication making crafts is at our heart, therefore these craft kits from our sellers are high on our to do list. I’m sure they’ll suit the crafty folks in your life too For the knitters we’ve natural dyed yarns, knitting bags, knitting needle cases and yarn bowls We’ve felting kits by Felt Hoppy  Brooch kits from Made by Lolly and Bobbin Around, + beaded jewellery kits from Bluebell Beaders Ceramic buttons from Use or Ornament. Bunting and brooches from Our Little Craft Company, pincushions by Felt Hoppy and needlecases by Bluebell beadersRead More →

We’ve a wide choice for gifts for the women in your life from fine jewellery to pamper products, cosy scarves, to sexy lingerie, here are a few of our favourites These beautiful silver birds by Magnolia Restrepro are a a best seller and coveted by many of our sellers and these vibrant glass necklaces from Jewellery by Trudy are just gorgeous   For the eco friendly girl how about these brooches from Use or Ornament made from aluminium drink cans  the animal range from All Her Glory will suit the rock chick in your life and this vibrant PMC jewellery from Lorraine Connolly is veryRead More →