Latest News

Branching Out group exhibition at the Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds,
21 Feb 2017 - Including work by Design Factory member Kate Bajic
Embroidery Workshop ONLINE 2017
19 Feb 2017 - With Design Factory member Dionne Swift
Fabric Manipulation course at West Dean College with Ruth Singer
17 Feb 2017 - Over the weekend you will have chance to try out a wide range of fabric manipulation techniques, taking inspiration from historic textiles and contemporary fashion.
Workshops with Jennifer Collier
15 Feb 2017 - Learn the art of paper with Design Factory member Jennifer Collier
Applications Open Gifted 2017
13 Feb 2017 - National Centre for Craft & Design's Contemporary Christmas Market


Welcome to Design Factory

Arts Council

Design Factory is the leading creative development agency in the East Midlands.


Bursting with ideas and inspiration, this website showcases award-winning and unique products designed and handmade by the very best makers from the East Midlands region of the UK.


From sumptuous textiles and sculptural ceramics to contemporary furniture and jewellery, there is sure to be something for you, your home or someone special!


We are working with hundreds of selected designer/makers from across the region to help them achieve their ambitions. If you are a designer/maker, visit our membership page and find out what we can do for you!

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