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IWD | CAROLINE STRECKER

Rag of Colts

Old English for fallen out of use, Rag of Colts refers to a herd of young male horses. Caroline has been collecting old bridle leather and brass buckles so it was already in her blood when she put her hand to the craft of leather work. Using simple traditional tools, each bag is handmade down to every stitch. It’s close to her heart too with each bag named after a member of her family from Great Aunt Beryl and International Polo Player, Vivan Noverre Lockett, Caroline’s Great Grandfather.

At Caro - We’ve had Rag of Colts bags in-store at Caro since our previous residence on Quaperlake Street.  We are in total admiration of Caroline’s passion, foresight and skill!

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Where do you live? 

I live in Bruton, Somerset in a sweet cottage with lovely light.  I work from home. My studio/workshop is in a converted garage adjoining my kitchen - extremely convenient but I am quite good at creating chaos as my work spills out of the studio and takes over.

Where’s your dream escape destination?

I’ve got this thing about Romania at the moment 

What’s your vice?

White chocolate 

Whats the most memorable advice you’ve received?

My grandmother always said ‘do as you would be done by’ and it’s proved extremely valuable advice. 

Who’s your muse?

I find inspiration everywhere. People who dress with attention to detail, with effortless style, with individuality. 

What’s on your coffee table at the moment?

Lap top and two sketch books 

What’s your favourite dish to eat?

A really good Thai green curry 

What are you most curious about?

Has anyone ever really been abducted by aliens 

What keeps you up at night?

My two dogs jumping on the bed and making themselves comfortable 

What gives you butterflies?

Date night 

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