Saturday, 15 June 2013


I am writing from inside the very beautiful and bright Handpicked Hall this afternoon. The atmosphere is relaxed and the people (customers and sellers) are fantastic. Handpicked Hall, already established in Ripon and Skipton, offers a big bunch of independent sellers ready to give retail a good go! From Vegan cakes and home-made chocolate to Handmade Collective group of amazing crafters, this place has it all and is still growing. Having taken part in the preview evening and also trading yesterday and today, it has been great to be part of a friendly family of exciting and creative folk! Today there is a large Victorian entertainment group and barber shop quartet as well and a few classes going on - where else would you find this kind of thing in Leeds?!

Those who live in Leeds may remember Handpicked Hall, situated in the Grand Arcade used to be a nightclub and was dark and dingy. It has been magically transformed with a lot of hard worked into a big, bright and open space with lots of hidden nooks and crannies and revitalised original features over two floors! With a big stunning glass roof and beautiful tiles floors, this place has a calm and friendly feel, with a positive aura amongst it's staff and traders. So, if you're looking for something new, original and a full of character, this is the place to be and just a few minutes walk from the Headrow, it is definitely worth coming over! It's already become one of my favourite places to be and had a mass of positive feedback.

Jil Made This will hopefully have a regular place here meaning you can see what I've been up to, make suggestions and of course pick up some handmade treats! Here are a few snaps of my space on the first floor! My new prints are receiving lots of positive feedback and I am taking commissions too! 

So, come along to Handpicked Hall, open Wed - Sun with a wide variety of sells and lots of fun!

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