A creative hub in a former empty shop has proved a hit with shoppers and artists.

Handmade in Bradford was opened in March by arts development agency Fabric for artists and craftmakers to exhibit and sell their work.

Supported by funding by Bradford Council and the Arts Council, Fabric runs the creative hub at the former Zavvi store in Tyrrel Street.

On the ground floor, bags, cards, ceramics, jewellery, cushions, rugs and artwork is on display and for sale, and upstairs is a temporary exhibition space and a People’s Parlour where visitors can take picnics, listen to vinyl on a record-player and relax and chat on sofas and armchairs.

Fabric director Gideon Seymour said the organisation had been “inundated” with requests from artists and makers.

“The challenge for them is getting their work out there. We provide them with a platform, and advice on developing their work,” he said. “Bradford needs a mix of quirky independent shops and high street chains.”