Happy Yorkshire Day!

Happy Yorkshire Day, pals! We love to champion local artists and small businesses here at Curated Makers and on this reyt bobbly dazzler of a day, we wanted to take a moment and celebrate some proper Yorkshire products we have in the shop. Get yourself a cuppa, sup up and have a chuffin’ good read!


TEA TOWELS

Is your kitchen in need of some classic Yorkshire charm? We've got a few tea towels you may be interested in. Christopher Walster's eye-catching black and white illustration of Leeds Town Hall is available in tea towel form, as is Sketchbook Design's jazzy Leeds word art referencing all sorts of Leeds-isms that locals will definitely recognise. For northern animal-lovers, check out Luke Horton's animal tea towel featuring some reyt mardy cartoon animals.


TOTE BAGS

Are you looking for a bag that tells everyone just how much you love Leeds? Introducing Colours of Sheffield, who make gorgeous and sturdy Leeds tote bags with samples of colours from around our great city. We also have totes from Luke Horton, adorned with the excellent expression “jus nippin ahht”, and Me&Thee, decorated with definitions for the phrases "be reyt", "ey up, duck" and "mardy bum". So stop carrying all your shopping in your bare hands, and pick up a reyt good bag!


MUGS AND COASTERS

For those of us who reside in Yorkshire, but admittedly are not natives (I can only apologise), Me&Thee provide a range of colourful mugs with definitions of Yorkshire slang. They also have matching coasters, so you can mix the colours and slang terms, or you can get a pair that both say "mardy bum" to really hammer home the fact that you're grumpy and you embrace it. Luke Horton also does perfect mugs and coasters for the northern romantics, featuring the phrases "you're reyt up my street" and "you had me at ow do". And let's not forget Silly Loaf, whose wooden coasters in the shape of Yorkshire sayings are just delightful! Sup up!


ART PRINTS

At Curated Makers, we're proud to provide a wide range of art prints, notably the Leeds- and Yorkshire-themed ones. Are you a fan of bright colours and big writing? Knapp Type has a load of colourful prints, including our favourite "Brew?" in hot pink, and Sketchbook Design's Leeds United and Sheffield FC prints are sure to delight fans.


Prefer a muted colour palette? Sketchbook Design's word art prints centred on Yorkshire are fit to burst with local references, and Christopher Walster has prints of his smashing illustrations of Leeds and York. Then there’s Art by Arjo, who has copious local scenes in print form such as Call Lane and the Corn Exchange.


Are you partial to colourful Leeds illustrations? Matilda Slade Art features a range of striking watercolours, from university buildings like Parkinson, the Great Hall and the Broadcasting Tower, to city centre staples like the Town and Civic Halls, and further afield with Ilkley Moor and Kirkstall Abbey.


Julia S also has some lovely prints featuring wider Yorkshire, including Whitby and the Dales. For something, extra special have a look at Kate Thornton's prints, who cuts animals into maps of Yorkshire.


The best advice I can give you is to have a thoroughly good rummage through our print racks, as you're bound to find something you love!


LITTLE THINGS

If you're searching for the perfect little item to remind you of your Yorkshire roots, we've got some great items for you! Silly Loaf's adorable earrings featuring northern sayings are bound to make you smile. For a decorative souvenir, Matilda Slade Art's postcards featuring tiny drawings of iconic Leeds buildings come in a range of Leeds colours. Finally, Me&Thee have numerous designs of magnets and keyrings that'll have you saying "by eck, tha's gorgeous!"


Not sure where to find us? We are situated in the Trinity Centre in Leeds on the first floor, opposite Moss Bros. and along from Crêpeaffaire. Open 9am-8pm Monday-Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays - we can’t wait to see you!


Thanks for reading! My name is Mattie and I’m an artist/illustrator based in Leeds. I am a traditional painter working with watercolour and acrylics. Find me on Instagram! @matilda.slade.art