We are going to blow our trumpet's beautiful tune! with a series of events, promotions, blog archive posts this year. We hope you will come and celebrate with us!
(image taken in June 2000)
Saturday 2nd May - We are participating again in the national celebration of local yarn stores! We will be offering special GOODY BAGS to the first 25 YSD customers and are hosting a 'Close Knit Community' tea party (FREE)
Barley Massey demonstrates the art of MACRO KNITTING in 'Time Out' and live on C4 'Sunday Brunch'. Buy MACRO needles from our shop!
Fabrications is an authorised Brother dealer, supplying domestic sewing, embroidery and overlocker machines. Considering buying a sewing machine? Please contact us to test drive the machines!
Looking for sewing classes in London? Fabrications is also the place to learn how to sew! Take a look at our range of classes. Read Time Out's review of our 'Provisional Driving' - introduction to using a sewing machine class!
Fabrications is an independant shop and creative hub based on Broadway Market in East London. It is also designer maker Barley Massey's studio.
Our aim is to present the best and cutting edge in contemporary textile practise. We try to do this as consciously and lightly as possible. We love to encourage creativity, co design and pass on traditional textile skills. We offer a range of craft classes and events and a well stocked haberdashery section to fuel more crafty action!
SHOP OPENING TIMES:
Tuesday - Friday: 12 - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5.30pm, Sunday: 12 - 5pm
" I use my creative skills and passion for all kinds of textiles to offer a 'portfolio' or 'multi desciplinary' approach. I love to collaborate as each of us have different strengths and experiences. I am committed to sustainability, community led initiatives and the potential of craft and design to create positive, social and environmental change"
My work has been used in a wide variety of contexts and sectors, including:
Shops + Galleries
Film + TV
" What a lovely load of rubbish"
"Barley Massey's products demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach. Made entirely from recycled materials and minimally processed, there's nothing tricksy and nothing effete"
"Using recycled materials to create original items is fashionable these days, but 10 years ago the idea was a little too hippy for most folk. That didn't stop Barley Massey from finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into workable fabrics. Her Rethink Rubbish kits are just one of her campaigns to get recycling into design and sustainable crafts into our minds"