graduated from Goldsmith's College BA Textiles in 1995. Subsequently she worked on numerous projects in Film, TV and theatre. In 2000 Barley transformed a disused shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London - setting up her own studio, gallery / shop fabrications.
Since opening it's doors, Fabrications and Barley's textile journey has been very eclectic and the studio is proud to now boast a many stranded yet interwoven approach to textiles and design!
Barley is building a reputation for her stylish eco interior furnishings made from waste sourced from local business which she sells at Fabrications and at a number of eco outlets. A personal commissioning service to individuals and other business and organizations is also offered.
Barley is also an experienced workshop leader passing on and revitalizing traditional textile skills such as weaving, knitting and sewing. Her inspiring workshops also demonstrate environmental or social concerns, which she runs at Fabrications and at various other venues and events.
Fabrications has become a mini department store of delights, currently selling work by over 30 different local artists, designers and suppliers, a meeting point for creativity and an evolving modern textile haven! Please call by or look at www.fabrications1.co.uk (including our new Blog!) for further information and some examples of work, commissions, projects and workshops.