CararaDesignsUK

Handmade handbags, children's gifts and homewares

Bournemouth, England | 45 Sales

CararaDesignsUK

Handmade handbags, children's gifts and homewares

Bournemouth, England 45 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome to Carara Designs UK. Please take a look through my handmade creations made with much love, care and extreme attention to detail using vintage, salvaged and reused fabrics and embellishments.

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Last updated on 07 Apr, 2016

Welcome to Carara Designs UK. Please take a look through my handmade creations made with much love, care and extreme attention to detail using vintage, salvaged and reused fabrics and embellishments.

Cara Lloyd-Hopkins

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Cara Lloyd-Hopkins

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Great children's Christmas gift idea. Large teepee great for indoor or outdoor play.
Last chance to buy as this is the very last one using this great Liberty print Cowboy fabric, as I am unable to buy this discontinued fabric anymore.

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The best travel bag has the destinations on it already! Super large tote in waterproof map design fabric
Safari animals and palm trees what more do you need on a rucksack! Handmade backpack ready and waiting for your travels!
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About

I design and make a range of handbags, children's gifts and homewares using vintage or salvaged fabrics and trims to create unique one off designs

I started my company 15 years ago and work from home on the south coast in my little shed often with my toy poodle Lucia. I design and make handbags, children's toys and home wares

I predominantly design and make handbags. I blend vintage fabrics, textures, patterns and materials to create contemporary looks reminisent of the past. I love to use old tapestries and embroideries and will scoure my local charity shops, carboots and vintage markets to find treasures that piece together each one of a kind design.

I use a range of techniques my favourite being hand and machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and I always design and cut my own patterns often cutting straight from the cloth. I am completely self taught it has been a case of trial and error over the years but now have a confidence in my ability and work and because I rarley use a pattern it adds to the individuality of each piece I produce which is my whole ethos of unique one-off design.

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