Reusing old occasions cards-A tutorial by Linette from Anachronalia How to make envelopes (and bonus gift box idea): You will need: Some cards, Scissors or a cutting knife, a pen or pencil, a ruler, double sided tape or glue, something to score the card with. This envelope wastes the bare minimum of material. Start by cutting the back off the card so you have a decorative picture to work with. Before you start, make a mark on the back so you know which way is up, particularly useful for square cards. Measure to the centre of the card, and then in half again. Draw aRead More →

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 →

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 →