Step Back in Time with The Grand Arcade! OHC goes Victorian for a day of Heritage fun!

Out in the Arcade itself will be an exhibition of ‘The Grand Arcade Through the Ages’, telling you a little of the history of our Arcade, it’s rise and fall and regeneration.OHC is going Victorian for Heritage Open Days and it’s going to be Grand! We do love an excuse to dress up and have some […]

Meet the Makers of OHC: Kitsch-ina

We thought it was about time to introduce you to the makers behind our fabulous handmade goodies in-store…so, in the next of our Meet the Makers of OHC specials, please say hello to Claudia of Kitsch-ina… How did you become a designer/maker? My good friend Pesky Chloe had a metre of fabric made from one of her […]

Meet the Makers of OHC: Lydia Teapot

We thought it was about time to introduce you to the makers behind our fabulous handmade goodies in-store…so, in the next of our Meet the Makers of OHC specials, please say hello to Lynn of Lydia Teapot…. How did you become a designer/maker? I started crafting seriously when I had my Son 24 years ago. I […]

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Our Coffee Morning for MacMillan

We are taking part in MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September 2013 from 11am. Most of the retailers in Handpicked Hall will be doing something special on this day, but here is a highlight of what we’ve got planned. You can find out how to get to Handpicked Hall in the Grand Arcade, Leeds […]

Meet Button Boutique AND Aunt Sally’s Upcycled Vintage China

Now for a rare treat – a maker so talented that she has TWO businesses! Today we find out more about Michelle O’Regan of The Button Boutique AND Aunt Sally’s Upcycled Vintage China. As The Button Boutique, Michelle makes handmade silver plated, nickel-free jewellery made with vintage and contemporary buttons. Michelle uses a huge array of […]

Meet Kitsch-ina

The next maker to introduce to you is Claudia De Martino of Kitsch-ina. Claudia lives in Leeds where she makes amazingly colourful aprons and pinnies from vintage-inspired floral fabrics. Claudia says “My mum used to wear a pinny, which gave me my love of bright prints. I try to combine beautiful patterns to make pretty […]

Meet Rose Cottage Crafts

The next maker for you to meet in Our Handmade Collective is Christine Harvey of Rose Cottage Crafts. Christine is a crochet designer, maker and tutor from Bingley, West Yorkshire. She designs and makes colourful contemporary crochet gifts for you, your home or your loved ones. She started making gifts for friends and family and […]

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