Transform your cherished threads through our special service “Remember Me”


Bring us textile items such as Baby grows, School Uniforms or Lost Loved Ones clothes. We remake them with creativity and care into cushions, blankets, quilts or bears, providing comfort and joy to you and your family.




Look through the items of clothing or textiles that you’d like Barley to work with. The number of items will determine the quantities, size or detailing of the objects that can be created. Please contact Barley if you would like to talk through possibilities.


Make an appointment with Barley, to look through your items of clothing together, discuss ideas and costs. To give you an idea of cost a cushion starts at £40, bear from £50, blanket/quilt from £125. Prices vary according to size and level of detailing.  If you are unable to visit the studio please contact us and Barley can discuss your commission over the phone or e mail. Then put your items in the post with a covering letter  (via recorded delivery)


Once we have received your items and payment, Barley will work her magic! Lead times  can be 2 – 4 weeks depending on the time of year or the number or size of the commission. We will keep you informed and arrange collection from the studio with you or another means of delivery. The lead up to Christmas tends to be a busy time for the service so please get in touch with us in good time as we don’t like to disappoint!

Dear Barley, It is difficult to know just how to say Thank You to someone I’ve not met, but who has brought me so much pleasure in the form of my ‘Grahame’s’ cushion. To feel I have been given something back that is so tangible and the essence of someone I so miss and love is beyond measure; with the added delight of actually being able to put my hands into his sleeves to hug him is so calming and lovely. I know you have done similar items for other people and can only say how lucky we are to have found someone who can relate to how we feel and who has the kindness and talent to do something about it. This will bring me, not in any sense a morbid way, so much comfort, joy and pleasure in the coming years and for that I am most sincerely grateful. Thank You. Sincerely, June
We would like to thank Barley Massey from the bottom of our hearts for making us our beautiful memory items from Darren’s clothing. We will cherish them always, and are so very grateful to her for all her very hard work and time in doing them. Thank you so much xxx Rhian, Elin & Morgan
I had 3 bears put together through Barley’s Remember Me service, using some of my late brother’s clothing. This was the first experience of death in the family and it really did shake the family up. The bears have bought a lot of joy and comfort to both my mum and my sister. It’s surprising how the clothes made into a functional something can really help to ease.. or take the sting out of a bad experience.  Mark – Paul