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Anna Interview

In the Hot Seat: Carley Duff

Carley Duff

Q1. Have you always been creative?

I have always been inseparable from my craft! Even as a child I used to decorate and personalise everything

Q2. What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?

When I was young I wanted to be a window dresser at a posh department store in London

Q3. Why/when did you decide you could make a living out of crafting?

I was in my twenties when I started working at a craft shop, I knew that teaching and inspiring others to craft was my calling so, I decided to start workshops in my local area and the rest, they say, is history!

Q4. Do you have any other hobbies?

I love ballet, sewing and thrifting!

Q5. What craft item can you not live without?

My pokey tool! I use it continually with all of my projects!

Q6. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take 5 items, what would they be – and why?

Couscous (it's my favourite and goes with everything), scissors, twine, red liner tape (super strong) and my Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow die (he is so beautiful!)

Q7. What’s your biggest ambition in life?

I would love to write a book and share my crafty life with everyone

Q8. What’s been the highlight of your crafting life so far?

My highlight as a professional crafter so far has been meeting so any talented crafters and artists, especially Linda Ravenscroft!

Q9. Any advice for beginners?

Plan, plan plan! You can easily get lost in craft for hours of pure bliss but it’s not so good when you forget to walk the dog or need to cook dinner!