Crafty Praxis is a proper handmade gift shop with something for everyone!
Based in the Byram Arcade run by me, Elisa Etemad, textile jeweller, designer, illustrator and milliner! I graduated from the University of Huddersfield, with a degree in Textile Crafts, in the summer 2012 and opened Crafty Praxis in September of the same year.
I was lucky enough to receive an Activ8 Grant from the University’s Enterprise Team, you can read more about this here.

I am passionate about all art and craft disciplines, incase you hadn’t noticed from my long line of specialisms! I aim to help promote them and keep them alive I also aim to help current students at the University by giving them advice and a platform to sell their work.

I won a Kirklees New Youth Enterprise Award in 2012 for Crafty Praxis and a Kirklees Youth Enterprise Award for Elisa Etemad Jewellery, my first business established in 2009. For more information on awards and press appearances please see my Press/Awards page

Kirklees Youth Enterprise Awards
Kirklees Youth Enterprise Awards

Crafty Praxis is a place where people not only buy handmade arts and crafts from a huge selection of local and national craft practitioners but learn craft techniques too at workshops run both by myself and other practitioners.


Opening Hours:

Monday: 10:00 – 5:30
Tuesday: 10:00 – 5:30
Wednesday: 10:00 – 5:30
Thursday: 10:00 – 5:30
Friday: 10:00 – 5:30
Saturday: 10:00 – 5:30
Sunday: Closed

For more information please contact me