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The York Makery

The York Makery is now closed. Thank you to all our customers fo your support; we have had a wonderful three years and leave with lots of good friends and happy memories.


 All good things must come to an end, such is life.  After three years in business as The York Makery, we have made the decision not to renew our current lease when it comes to the end of it’s run at the end of March this year.

 It wasn’t a decision taken lightly, but we do feel it is the right one given the circumstances surrounding us. The decline of high street shopping habits, the increase of specialist craft shows, the competition from supermarkets and cheap chain shops, the extortionate cost of rent and rates on a commercial property and most obviously the prevalence of online shopping in our everyday lives have all contributed to this decision. However, most notably, working as a sole trader is incredibly challenging, tiring, demanding and requires exceptional and unrelenting resilience, and I feel the time is right for me personally to move on.

We will be open for business as usual through January and February, and scheduled classes will all take place as planned. There will be a closing down sale starting sometime in February and running into March, with the current plan being to close at the end of March.

Thank you all for your understanding and continued support.




The York Makery was born because we wanted to share with others the joy of creating; the absolute pleasure that comes in announcing to admirers – “I made that!”. We ran classes which focus on friendliness and inclusivity, always in the belief that absolutely everyone has something to gain from learning a new skill. We provided parties for children and adults which are accessible for all abilities, making it fun to experience new crafts with any group of friends, relatives or work colleagues. We curated our selection of craft supplies with an eye for the colourful and modern, to inspire your crafting, and spark that happy feeling of creative possibilities in your tummy.

PLEASE NOTE: Our online shop is now closed; the bricks and mortar shop on Gillygate will be closing at the end of March. For more information please see our most recent blog post; we would like to thank all our friends, family and customers for their support over the last three years.