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Meet Ted & Co. Handmade

This evening we meet Luciana Albertin of Ted & Co Handmade from York.


Luciana has been sewing for many years making Children’s clothes and soft toys. Her love for Teddies led her to specialise in Handmade Teddies and other softies, including making keepsakes from baby’s first baby-gro.



Why not pop in and visit us upstairs in the new Handpicked Hall in The Grand Arcade, Vicar Lane, Leeds. You can stroke and cuddle Luciana’s toys!

Meet Createve

Good morning! Today is the first official day of trading at Our Handmade Collective, upstairs in the new Handpicked Hall, Grand Arcade, Leeds. Before we open at 11am we just have time to introduce you to another of our 21 makers, Eve Finlayson of Createve.


Eve is from Skipton and believes everybody should live a patterned life and she puts this into practice with her amazing printed fabrics that she makes into cushions and silk scarves.


Eve says “I have had a passion for patterns and a love of the natural world from being really young. Once I had acquired the skills at university to produce patterns, I felt I had to go forward to create unique designs that could be produced and made into quality products that people would enjoy, knowing that they would be different to what the high street has.”


What some people fail to realise is Eve designs and prints her own fabric, before she makes them into desirable gifts. She is a truly talented lady.


Come along to Our Handmade Collective and see Createve’s colourful range of gifts. We also have a gift-wrapping service available in store to create the perfect present.

Meet Made by Marianne

Another fabulous maker in Our Handmade Collective is Marianne Harvey who designs and makes Bunting, Cushions, Brooches, Bags… and lots more!


Marianne is based in Calverley, Leeds, and she says “I love creating unique pieces from gorgeous fabrics, threads and buttons”.


Marianne began sewing again first as a hobby and then it turned into much more!  After starting to sell at local fairs she became inundated with orders and bespoke requests so now she sews every day.


If you come and see us at Our Handmade Collective you can pick up an order form to ask Marianne to make something personalised with your loved one’s name on.