Fabrication Crafts York

Coney Street Creative Independent on the move Fabrication Crafts have been based on the street since November 2018, when they took on a 4 month pop up on the street. Skip forward several years and their lease is finally up on the 31st May The social enterprise has sold work by and worked with over 100 local artists and makers in the 3 ½ years since opening, creating a vibrant much needed shop on the street. As well as the retail side they also are behind the Coney Street Heritage Project, which went online last year having been started just before lockdown in Feb 2020.Read More →

http://https://www.facebook.com/FabricationCrafts/videos/3051195618303556/ 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 →

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 →

We have been asked if we can provide gift vouchers so that folks can have classes as pressies so we have now created some. See here for more details We are just putting the finishing touches to our course list for next term so if you are interested in running a class with us please get in touchRead More →