Passionate about design and inspiring others to be creative
I can't remember how old I was when I first learned to knit and crochet, but I do remember making endless sweaters for dolls as a child. It was my mother who first taught me the value of creativity and how being creative can enrich people's lives. I've been knitting and crocheting all my life, and now, with a background in design and teaching, I like to focus my efforts on writing patterns for others to enjoy. My key aim is to make things as simple as possible so that my instructions are easy to follow. I truly believe that a good pattern should enable every customer to improve their skills and produce something that they feel proud to have made.
Living and working in Richmond, West London, I'm constantly inspired by the beauty of nature and the excitement of the city to come up with new ideas for cute little products for babies and children. I always have several patterns on the go at the same time and have to remind myself constantly to finish one project before getting excited about the next! Luckily I'm guided by wonderful pattern testers who help everything to come together in the end. I'm constantly inspired by their generosity, and by Etsy - It's a real privilege to be part of such a unique community of designers and makers. I hope you find something inspirational in my work and that you feel the urge to be creative yourself. After all, it's the simplest things in life that bring the most pleasure, such as a ball of yarn, a hook, and a set of needles - enjoy!
Hi, I'm Caroline and I'm the sole designer and creator of Matilda's Meadow. Originally trained as a fashion designer in London, I now focus on writing patterns for Children and Babies in the hope of inspiring others to be creative.
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