While everyone has been recovering from the Christmas and New Year festivities and tucked up away from the ice and snow our sellers have been busy in their studios preparing a plethora of delights for Valentine’s Day. Whether you want to keep it simple and just get a nice card, are planning to pop “The Question” or something inbetween there is something for you in store. To start you off, photographer Emma Manners has these delightfully fresh cards and prints… If you are looking to stick with more traditional gifts then we have some beautiful jewellery from JAFDesigns and Bluebell Beading amongst others And someRead More →

Christmas event celebrating locally made produce including craft alcohol After a successful collaboration with Leeds Gin over the last few months, we are holding a week long event showcasing some of the best brewers and distillers in the area   Alongside Leeds Gin we will be selling bottles from Colemans Cider Company. Fruit based whiskies and vodkas from The Little Red Berry Co. Party shots, brandy and rum from MarRon Liqueurs, and beer from Horsforth Brewery. So do pop in and pick up a bottle, alongside some unique and locally made giftsRead 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 →

If you’re anything like me (Sonia) then it’s this time of year when you start to realise the gaps in your winter wardrobe and long for a few new bits to wrap yourself up in and keep warm. Fortunately our sellers in Fabrication have the answer to your problems! Rowan Tree Designs has a range of wraps made from super soft fleece (vegan friendly!) or recycled wool, and ponchos made from the same recycled wool fabric. Speaking of recycled wool, did you know the shop has recently had a delivery of the fab blankets that Rowan Tree Designs makes their wraps and ponchos from, ifRead 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 →

Our regulars will know that we’re not a place to break out the tinsel and baubles early, but we know that people do like to start planning and spread their Christmas spending out and our sellers have been planning accordingly. Alongside some more traditional gift ideas we have some lovely pieces that definitely wouldn’t be found anywhere else on the high street, all handmade in Yorkshire. If you’re wanting to add to your festive decor then sellers like Drifting DownTime and Glass Bubble have some beautiful ornaments for the tree or just about the house… Drifting DownTime’s driftwood scenes have been proving popular ever sinceRead 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 →

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 →

It’s one of those Day’s which can feel like a bit of a challenge – how do you come up with something for the father figure in your life which will make him smile but not break the bank? Luckily our sellers have been hard at work to come up with some solutions for you… If you’re after a card, why not take a look at some of these from these retro cards from original photos by Richard Heald: For the food lover, then we have these cute biscuits in store from Bloom Bakers which can even be personalised with your own message (price fromRead 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 →