Design to make you feel fine

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Chirpy is a contemporary gift shop and workshop space located in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. Please have a look around to find out more about Chirpy & get in touch.

Creative but affordable design

We're an independent lifestyle design store in North Leeds, stocking unique home accessories and goods with personality, character and style, for all ages.

If you're fed up of the big high-street stores, or just bored of mass produced, souless design, we might just be the answer! We’re a friendly bunch and only too happy to help you find something that little bit different for an impressive gift or item for the home.

We're proud to be in Yorkshire too, so we believe in supporting independent local and UK designers and makers. It's little things like this which help to keep crafts and skills alive, while looking after the environment.

We also host craft workshops and creative parties, led by the local artists and makers who's goodies can be found in the shop. These are held in our cool upstairs space above the store, with a mix of day, evening and weekend classes. Check out the Workshops page for more info.

Hi, I’m Jo, the new Chirpy lady!

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Chirpy has been in Chapel Allerton since 2012, set up and run by Harriet. She’s now left to have a baby and I’m delighted to be the new owner.

Chirpy will continue to stock the same kind of stylish and design led gifts, where possible made in the UK and often locally in Yorkshire. I’m always looking for new exciting designers to showcase and support.

Upstairs at Chirpy I’ll continue to run a varied programme of arts and craft workshops which I’m looking to expand with more courses as well as the one off workshops. I’m also using this space to host art exhibitions, where artists can showcase their work and hold ‘Meet the Artist’ events.

If you’re interested in getting involved, then please contact me or check out the workshops details here.

I’ve had a very warm welcome from all of Chirpy customers and am looking forward to continuing to be everyone’s favourite gift shop in Chapel Allerton!

Jo x

Workshops at Chirpy

Workshops at Chirpy are held in our cool upstairs space above the store. We have a mix of day, evening & weekend classes, led by local artists & makers — many of who's goodies can be found in the shop. You can book through Eventbrite, or pop into Chirpy, or give us a ring on 0113 2660 062.

Recommend A Friend Receive a £5 discount on workshops over £20 when you and friend book together.

Next Workshops

My New Wardrobe Fashion Event
Fri, October 5, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Free p/person

Make a Macrame Plant Hanger
Sat, October 6, 2018 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM £30 p/person

Weave a Wall Hanging with Agnis Smallwood
Fri, October 12, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM £24 p/person

Marbling on Fabric
Sat, October 13, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM £65 p/person

Intro to furniture painting workshop -
Thursday 18th October, 2018 6.30pm-9.30pm £49 p/person

Introduction to Hand Embroidery
Wed, October 24, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM £32 p/person

Wet Felting workshop with Agnis Smallwood
Fri, October 26, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM £24 p/person

Make a set of Clay Coasters
Sat, November 3, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM £35 p/person

Doodle Map Masterclass with Dave Draws
Fri, November 9, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM £30 p/person

Intro to furniture painting workshop -
Thursday 15th November, 2018 6.30pm-9.30pm £49 p/person

DoodleDuck Doll Making Workshop
Sat, November 17, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM £32 p/person

Scandi-style Christmas Decorations
Wed, November 21, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM £25 p/person

Christmas Fabric Wreath Workshop with Agnis Smallwood
Fri, November 23, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM £24 p/person

Stoneware Christmas Decorations
Sat, November 24, 2018 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM £25 p/person

Screen Printing Christmas Cards
Sat, November 24, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM £35 p/person

Done up North Christmas bauble decorating workshop
Thursday 29th November, 2018 7:00-9.00pm £25 p/person

Modern Calligraphy
Sat 1st Dec £45 p/person

Christmas box / furniture painting workshop
Thursday 6th December, 2018 6.30pm-9.30pm £49 p/person

Woven Christmas Decorations with Agnis Smallwood
Fri, December 7, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM £24 p/person

Watch this space, more workshops to be announced soon.

Full payment is required in advance. If you need to cancel, a full refund will be given up to a week before the workshop, with 50% refunded in the week of the course. Please note that if the minimum number of attendees for the workshop is not reached, it is likely that the workshop will be cancelled. A full refund will be given. Just ask if you have any questions about the workshops. More information will be provided on booking.

Creative Parties

Creative parties are held in our workshop space upstairs. It's the perfect relaxed environment for a hen do, baby shower, corporate event or birthday party with a difference.

We can tailor a party to your exact needs too — so get in touch & we'll start planning!

Every Creative Party is led by a highly-skilled, local craftsperson. All parties last between 2—3 hours & can take place on an evening, weekday or weekend.

Download our PDF for more info on Creative Parties
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Fusion Mineral Paint

Bringing the best furniture paint to the good people of Leeds! Chirpy has joined forces with Done up North to bring Fusion Mineral Paint to Leeds.

Chirpy is now home to the specially selected range of Fusion colours and products.  The whole Fusion Mineral Paint range is available to order into store.   (Orders can be posted if you are not able to collect from the store)

We also run Introduction to Furniture Painting workshops with Done up North where we use Fusion Mineral Paint products so if you want to learn more about the paint and have a go with it check out the Workshops section

If you have any other questions or would like order paint to pick up please email us at [email protected]

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Why Fusion?

Fusion Mineral Paint has taken the furniture painting world by storm since its arrival on the scene with its ease of use, brilliant contemporary finish and gorgeous colours (53 in all at the last count!) and awesome metallic paint range.

Forget what you know about other furniture paints... Fusion Mineral Paint is THE most sought after furniture paint around and for good reason (or reasons! See below). 

We use Fusion Mineral Paint products in all our workshops so if you want to learn more about the paint and have a go with it check out the Workshops section or pop into Chirpy and have a chat to Jo!

The reasons why we love it…

  • It's brilliant for creating smooth virtually brush-stroke free finishes and long- lasting, hard-wearing results

  • It can be used alone to give a lovely soft, matte finish which is waterproof & highly durable (yes it can be used outside too!)

  • Unlike chalk paint it doesn't need any wax or top coat to seal it (though you can if you fancy it)

  • You can get creative with metallics, glazes and waxes if you want to create a different look

  • Minimal amount of prep is needed as due to its formulation Fusion will stick well to most surfaces

  • It can be used to paint laminate, metal and glass just by applying a coat of Fusion Ultra Grip first

  • With no odour and virtually no VOCs (i.e. nasties!) it's a paint you can happily use around the home

Find out more about Fusion Mineral Paint at www.fusionmineralpaint.uk

Where to find us

Chirpy
148 Harrogate Road
Chapel Allerton
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LS7 4NZ

Telephone:
0113 266 0062

Email:

Call in anytime
(well, within these hours)

Tuesday to Friday
9:30am—5:30pm

Saturday
10am—6pm

Closed Sunday & Monday