Caroline Barley

Company overview

Hello and welcome.  Thank you for pausing to look at my work and read about me. I am an enthusiastic and creative individual, passionate about art, design and craft.

My experiences and the people I meet are what inspires my work. I have lived in the UK, Japan and Germany and each time I move I get the chance to reinvent and reassess what I do for work and for fun.

Please contact me if you have a project in mind, I would love to discuss your craft and design ideas and together create a fabulous solution. 

How did it all start?

When I moved abroad and had more time to meet people, explore places and gather new creative skills

The story behind the name…

Just summed up my love for all things handmade!

Where are you based?

Northamptonshire, UK

What inspires you?

People, their passion for making, learning and sharing

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What is your creation process?

Very ideas based, then narrowed down to the one that fits best for the project or need. I’m certain this stems from my great experience during my Graphic Communication Degree

What makes you, your brand or products unique?

My experiences and the stories behind my ideas.

What is your next project?

I can see something coming up connected with my village and community and the people I live close to.

What are your plans for the next 12 months?

Craft workshops, travel if I can, time with family, meeting new craft contacts and friends!

What is your biggest achievement?

Moving abroad and flourishing in all-new environments and with all-new languages

Your three top tips for crafters and makers…

Be brave and ask people for advice, support and help.

Don’t wait for the best time, if you are able, start now.

Manage your outgoings while you are getting started, money is precious even if it is your passion to make and craft.

Any advice for fledgling businesses…

Make sure you pick the thing you love to do, not just doing it for ‘work’.