J A P A N E S E     S H I B O R I    W O R K S H O P,  T H I R S K Shibori is an ancient Japanese textile dying technique that uses resist methods  and manipulation of fabric before dying to create patterns and layering […]

ART & SOUL| the natural dyer


Interior design today is more about undone than done, up-cycling, revamping and unearthing hidden gems that were once considered shabby and that are now chic. With country living’s stunning artisan ‘modern rustic’ magazine on its 5th issue, exhibiting charming houses, artisan products and rough-smooth design style; I’ve found a new favorite coffee table book. I’ve […]

‘Last minute gifts for busy mums’ Don’t panic ‘busy mums’ we have a selection of handcrafted christmas gifts ready to send you for your last minute worry. We have selected a few fantastic offers for the fashion fanatic, the foodie, the avid interior guru and of course the little poppets themselves. Everything we have here in the ‘busy mums’ […]


It’s that time of year again; hectic hang-ups and coffee fuelled night panic! Never the less, you made it through in just about one piece. If you’re anything like me, that last minute attention to detail that takes considerably longer than expected sent you into an infuriated huff ending in things not running quite as […]

Foodie? Win this….

Grab yourself a stunning handcrafted cheese/ chop board worth £35 to celebrate our new in-house brand. Enter below, its free and only takes 2 minutes: a Rafflecopter giveaway


A WARM YORKSHIRE WELCOME TO ROOT HANDCRAFTED’S SPANKING NEW SITE…   ……We haven’t been slacking, or sunbathing obviously, we’ve been up-rooting beautiful Yorkshire to find this lovely bunch of highly skilled craftsmen. Our collection is far from complete, we’re always looking greedily for more talented designer/ makers producing locally to join our creative team.   […]

Contemporary Vintage Headturners

With our new website  on the way and superb opportunities for emerging makers in and around Yorkshire, we thought we’d get some heads turning by giving you a sneaky peak of one of our newest makers; Margaret Woodliff wright. Margaret is a talented hat designer with a dainty eye for contemporary vintage style. Her work […]

Re-evaluating your space for the New Year

By Lucy Darbishire, Interior designer (North Yorkshire) January is a good time to put your home under the microscope as well as your life!  The tree is now down and almost a distant memory, so what furniture did you move to accommodate it?  And should you automatically replace everything exactly where it was….?  At the […]

PITCH YOUR PRODUCT: 2015, year of the craftsman

It’s time to put your handcrafted product to market| Let us help you: R-DOGG ‘the chest of draws’ New maker (Leeds College of Art & Design graduate) Are you a recent Art & Design graduate, undergraduate or maker based in Yorkshire, with handcrafted products you want to promote? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the HUGE margins […]

The Ultimate ‘Foodie’s’ Food Boards

I wanted to share with you all our freshly crafted, totally one off native elm board set….. This unique dinner set is the perfect gift/ indulgent treat for the food fanatic. Been an avid foodie myself, the importance of knowing where my food comes from, its freshness, locality and of course ‘what it looks like’ […]

The Decorators Are Coming

by Lucy Darbishire, North Yorkshire | Interior design The nights are closing in now, although the strangely un-seasonal weather has meant less time hunkering down round the fire and more time outside! Working the blank canvas The 1980’s house project should soon look very different as the decorators should be coming this week. Paint is […]

Maker Move

Join our growing team of makers supporting: Recent years have shown a decline in the craft industry as multi-national brands have saturated the high-street with generic products, low prices and even lower ethical production. During the Christmas period shoppers flood the high-streets in search for quick fixes to fill  stockings as fast as possible. My […]

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