My name is Caroline and I have 3 children, whose childhood shaped the way I look at textiles. As a parent there is a need for costumes at some stage during their childrens’ school days. I spent many hours designing fancy dress, sometimes the night before. Disappointing my children was not an option, so designing a new costume was paramount. Costume design has to be my favourite choice, however I have had a deep interest in textiles for many years and been to many classes to further the knowledge I have. I am passionate about family history learning about the past and its effect on the future. And I am hoping that this will be inspirational in my pathway to understanding textiles.