Caroline Zoob trained first as an opera singer and later as a solicitor before serendipitous encounters led her into the world of design for which she had no formal training whatsoever. Her appliqué and embroidery work using antique and vintage textiles is now highly sought after.
Caroline has always been inspired by old, worn, faded surfaces and likes to mix her work with decorative antiques and vintage-inspired homewares. Her restrained colour palette and liking for folk art and all things French combine to create a very particular look which has led to interior styling commissions.
For ten years Caroline and her husband rented Monk’s House, the former home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, which they opened to the public twice a week on behalf of the National Trust. Gardens and the countryside are a key source of inspiration for Caroline and she is now absorbed by the creation of a tiny new home and garden about which she plans to write in her blog, The Home Page.
Caroline’s first book, Childhood Treasures, was published in 2004. The Handstitched Home was published in Summer 2013 and Virginia Woolf’s Garden was published in October 2013.
Caroline will be exhibiting at the Cowslip Workshops Christmas Fair in Launceston, prior to her two day Wildflower Meadow workshop on 21 and 22 November, 2016 (fully booked). On 25 and 26 November she will be exhibiting at the Winter Brocante at Cowdray Park, near Midhurst, West Sussex.