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 →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Bob Haslam. Business name: Bob Haslam Photography Makers name: Bob Haslam Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Timeless, Serene. What do you sell in Fabrication? Framed and mounted landscape photographs and greetings cards. How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? I’ve been taking photographs for about 12 years, I started taking pictures as a way of improving my understanding of film production, but enjoyed the photography process so much I stuck with it. What is your workshop / studio like? I take photos around Yorkshire primarilyRead More →

Spotlight on the Seller is back for 2018! This year we are changing the blog format a little, and bringing you a short interview with each maker. This week is Emma from ELM Photography. Business name: Elm Photography Maker’s name: Emma Manners Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Colourful, creative and unfiltered . What do you sell in Fabrication? I sell my photographs as cards, prints, coasters and  key rings  and I also sell small collages as cards . How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? I have been running Elm Photography since 2014 . I decided toRead More →

Welcome to Drifting DownTime…    Finding things, making things, starting something, never quite sure how it will end up… I love driftwood: you see it on the beach and it makes you think. And you pick it up, dust it off, turn it this way and that; lay it out to dry for 2-3 weeks, glancing at it every now and then, studying it, watching as it changes weight, colour, even shape, sometimes. And then…there’s a little shifting of something…..and when you put it down, it’s not back with the other pieces, but on the table, ready… I guess it’s the mystery and unknowable backstoryRead More →

  Louisa & Wendy Kemp work together in partnership ( mother & daughter) producing a collection of mixed media artwork inspired by architecture & skylines.  As well as slab built ceramics. Some of their ranges include the popular people collection, hearts & stars & circles. All work ios handmade & personally designed, each piece is unique. They have worked together for more than 18 years and share a workshop in south yorkshire.  Wendy inspired her daughter to persue the job she loves and Louisa encouraged her mum to find her passion for art once again.Read More →

The folks at Fabrication are recycling, upcycling and making bespoke items, to get ready for the biggest bike race in the world, congregating close to their shop in July The social enterprise, which supports micro crafts businesses, is located in The Light, close to the start line, and sells work by around 70 local artists, designers and makers, making it the largest souvenir shop in the area for those wanting to take a little piece, and even a taste, of Yorkshire back with them Alongside their usual items for sale some of the sellers have been making bike themed cushions, clothing, artwork, jewellery and homewares,Read More →

Hand made soaps and bathbombs all individually made by Anne Using only the best ingredients. Anne’s soaps are bathbombs are free from SLS, never tested on animals and are suitable for vegetarians. New products for Christmas include cupcake soaps. Check out Anne’s range at Fabrication,  Leeds.Read More →

Bob Haslam Photography Bob Haslam is a landscape photographer living in Leeds.   He primarily takes pictures in Yorkshire where he grew up, finding an endless source of inspiration here. He attempts to convey in his work a timelessness and a feeling of solitude.Read More →