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    I was born and brought up in Snowdonia, North Wales. Living in harmony with nature, a sustainable way of life and 2 crafty grandmother’s on hand who taught me all about sewing, knitting and thrift, paving the way for my textile journey. I came to London to study textiles at Goldsmith’s in early 1990’s. Having this opportunity was truly inspiring and eye opening not only for developing creativity but also immersing in the diversity and culture of London life. After graduating I was fortunate to be able to use my making skills and textile training in the film & TV industries. I worked on 100’s of costumes from BBC period dramas to Hollywood movies, mostly thanks to the amazing Sands Films Studio. Whilst working on the films, I was able to realize my own vision of opening a sustainable textiles studio in a disused shop on Broadway Market in 2000 and ‘Fabrications’ was born! Since inception, I have been weaving the strands of creativity, community and conservation that form the fabric of my practice!

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    Craftivism: new year’s revolution!

    Barley Massey 17-Jan-2013

    New Year Revolutions! Revolution = A turning, change (dictionary definition). It’s the start of a new year again, many of us will have made resolutions, usually to give something up – like smoking. Read more

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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