Welcome to Been Busy in Silsden

You may be aware or become aware of changes taking place regarding Been Busy. There is a change of management and Been Busy will no longer be involved. Our understanding is that a similar setup will remain in place at the same location in Silsden. When we have any further information we will post updates on here or in the Been Busy Facebook page and will contact existing crafters directly.
Neil and Angela would like to thank everyone who has supported us with the venture. We sold around £15k of unique hand crafted products for crafters and ran lots of workshops- we are a great team and were supported by some very talented people.
Our kettle is on if you are passing.

Our web site will be updated in due course with relevant information


We are located at The Office, 25 Kirkgate in Silsden, right in the middle of the main street.

Our core opening hours are currently Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm, but if the shop board is out then we are open so feel free to call in. We have workshops and classes planned outside of these hours and during these times we will still be open to customers.

Those of you who have visited us before know we stock unique, hand crafted, high quality products, made by local people. We have taken on new crafters who in turn bring exciting new ranges of products. Please continue to provide your excellent support.

For those of you who are new to Been Busy then please do pop in for a chat and a browse. There are some lovely gifts waiting for you and also a range of workshops and classes for anyone who wishes to learn a new crafting skill or develop one they already do.

These workshops are being extended so they are not just about crafting. We are including photography classes and language classes in the coming weeks and months.

So please support our Community Interest Company if you can and we welcome any ideas and feedback.


We hope you like our site. New content and updates are added regularly so keep checking back. All the latest news will be posted here.  All recent posts can be seen of the left hand side of this front page.

Have a browse and please let us have any relevant feedback. Click here to see what others have already said and let us have your views.

The site is being regularly updated and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter for those that like their social media options. Use the icons at the top of this page for quick access.

So What Is Been Busy?

A great place to find unique handmade crafts and  a venue to pop in for a chat and to learn new crafting skills.

We offer spaces for crafters to rent at low cost enabling them to display and sell their items. If you are interested in taking up space in the shop please contact Angela or Neil using the contact details on this site.

Feel free to pop into the shop. Lots of lovely handmade items created by very clever people …….. and it’s local.


Why Buy Handmade?

  • Supports local makers / businesses
  • Items often unique – not available on the high street
  • Made with love, care and attention to detail
  • Local and UK based reduces carbon footprint
  • Value for money, no wholesalers or middlemen, pay for product only

Get Busy

In addition to the shop space there is Get Busy. We have areas in both the front and back rooms and these spaces are used to hold workshops and courses for anyone who wishes to learn crafting skills. We also have more informal groups for people to call in.

These skills can be knitting, felting, crocheting, sewing, jewellery making, paper craft and many more. We are also open to all (sensible) suggestions.

Have a look at our events page to see what is coming up and how to book a place. Upcoming workshops and events can also be seen on the right hand side of this front page.

Feedback, Comments and Questions

We value any views and suggestions to make Been Busy better for our customers.

Keep in touch by reading our news and blog page and feel free to contribute.

Get in touch using our contact details.