I found your book searching 'how to Needlelace'. Your book looks fabulous that I have to have it. I would really try to come to England and beg you to teach me your awesome stumpwork figures. I
am sorry I don't see awesome stumpwork figurines and I want the skill for my casket.
SANDRA POPEK USA
One of the best books out there. I love that it gives you projects as well as the techniques and historical information. For
the beginner, this is really useful - I'm going to enjoy working my way through each project!
A WHITE 23.5.2016
Many other books specialising in needleace are available - the best by far is 'NEEDLELACE' by Catherine Barley
ALISON COLE - Author & Embroiderer - AUSTRALIA
I would like to order your book. I am challenged with needlelace and need a book that will keep me focused. You come highly recommended by Jenny Adin-Christie
so I do hope you will be able to supply the book.
PAM DEBENHAM - UK
Many thanks for sending me a re-print copy of your beautiful book. I am the proud owner of an original 1993 copy - it has been in my personal
library for many, many years plus we also have a work copy here in our office. It is a superb book and your work is simply glorious and incredibly inspiring so it is wonderful that you have taken the decision to reprint.
O'CONNOR - EDITOR INSPIRATIONS MAGAZINE - AUSTRALIA
Hi Catherine, your book arrived safe and sound yesterday and I love it! I have a few books on needlelace and I think this book has the clearest explanation on how to do things.
ANGELIQUE JANSEN - THE NETHERLANDS
Catherie your book was highly recommended to me by Loretta Holtzberger in our guild, Lacemakers of Puget Sound. I can't wait to tell member bout
the new edition.
HOLLY POWERS - USA
I bought this book when first offered by Mrs Barley on demand. It is the closest thing I've found to actually having a teacher by my side. The instructions
and photographs set a very high standard against which I practice to improve in my own work..........
I bought this book when it first came out. It has been my No 1 Needlelace bible ever since and I wouldn't part with it. The designs are
wonderful, inspiring and achievable with time and dedication, the working drawings excellent..........
I really admire your work. It's stunningly beautiful.......
I have never seen any work
to match the stunning quality of yours and had to write and say so. My own stumpwork and needlelace attempts fall far short of your expertise but seeing what you have achieved has only inspired me to keep at it and try to improve. Thank you for
sharing your work.
You won't be unhappy with the book - it's fantastic! I think it's my favorite needlework book. I dream of the strawberries on the cover.
I've seen your sites, and am impressed to a point that is just between inspiration and intimidation!........
I love Catherine Barley's work! So Inspiring!
Cathy Barley's work is fantastic. She has been working needlelace for a few years now and is considered to be the best by a lot of people. And her work is exquisite because she has practiced such a lot. ..........
Want to see TRUE needle lace, contemporary, masterfully, executed? everything is done by hand by Catherine Barley. When I saw it I was amazed....... In later years I read everything I could find on the subject and, perhaps not coincidentally,
one of the first books I bought was "Needlelace, classic and contemporary designs and techniques" by Catherine Barley.......
SILVIA - ITALY
I can understand that you are left with open mouth!
JEANINE IN CANADA
beautiful, elegant and modern!!!!! I have no words! The Barley has to be a true master's right, capital letters. And thanks to you that you showed us this picture .....
I would be willing to
bet that the net ground is needlelace. Catherine would not use purchased ground for that, - It would be needle made. So even and beautifully worked, but all by her own hand. Amazing!
This is just Beautiful. Congratulations.
Oh! how I wish my lace could look so even. that ground is wonderful. You certainly give us something to strive towards, - but you do set the bar a bit high Catherine!!!
ELIZABETH LIGETI - AUSTRALIA
received my copy of Needlelace Designs & Techniques. It is an absolute joy and I am beginning to appreciate why it is considered the standard text on the subject.
Many thanks for the
book - it has arrived safely and is absolutely stunning! There are so many lovely projects to make - I am going to start with the pea pods which will keep me busy for a while.
is a lovely book, as everyone has said. You make it sound so simple, clear and easy.
LYN BAILEY USA
I have received your book and would like to thank you so much . I am lucky to have your book and
wonder if you have in mind of writing more books on lace?
I was really happy to receive your book so quickly!
Thank you for the lovely post card too!
The book is wonderful and I am sure I will spend with
it many hours of creativity and joy!
Thank you once
I am viewing
the book in awe and hoping one day to attempt some of the wonderful designs. Thank you again.
I wanted to pursue
the Gros Point de Venise but could never figure it out (thanks to you now I understand). It was the Gros Point that first attracted me to your book. I never would have imagined my interest would shift from Gros Point to Point de Gaze.
Your book is magnificent, and
I hope I will be worthy of it.
Now, i am going to do more needlelace. Your work will
provide me with hours and hours of great pleasure.
I have got my book from the post office and just wanted to say how delighted and inspired I am and to thank
you for your prompt response.
Your photos of works in progress are So helpful. You are a wonderful teacher, and I learn so much
every time I look at either your book, or your web site. How I wish I had learned needlelace many years ago.
Liz Ligeti AUSTRALIA
I received your needlelace book yesterday. It is a lovely book - thank you for helping to keep this craft
Eileen (French) Dublin Ireland
I am in heaven. With the book and Roy's painting to admire. One question. How do you make your faces so lifelike? They really are the best. Love the Stumpwork
onto the painted background, what a wonderful combination.
Susan Gaal AUSTRALIA
Amazing beautiful work! So glad I clicked on someone's "pin". Will be purchasing your book next month,
I received the book Christmas Eve. I was so happy toGet it. It is even more than I had hoped it would be.Your work is amazing and I can only hope to be so great.Thank you so very much!!!
Lorraine Lawrence CANADA
By all reviews I have read it is the "go to" resource. I took the time to look at some of the photos of your work and it is stunning.
Cynthia Bryan USA
Your work is a "dream"
and gives great enjoyment and inspiration to others, thank you.
The book has just arrived – I have had a quick flick through and the designs are even more spectacular and the finished
lace is exquisite.
Glenys Baldwin UK
Thank you! received my book
Today! Can't wait to dig in and
Bonnie Gatton USA
The lovely book arrived this morning in the post. That was very quick. I have such admiration for those of you who can do such
magnificent work. I will try to make the strawberry
tassel shown in the latest Inspirations Magazine.
I loved the poem in the front by Noelene Lafferty, according to my husband it should
read "I must live past two hundred and nine"
Thank you again for writing and publishing this lovely book.
Margaret Montgomery - NEW ZEALAND
Your book arrived today- so quickly! All your designs are special but the one that took my breath away is The Promise of Spring
KarenWest - USA
J JENESSON-HOWELL UK
I renew my congratulations for your work, true masterpieces of art and patience.
ADELE - ITALY
Thank you so much for your beautiful book that arrived yesterday. It is stunning!
The book arrived
safely, and I spent last evening browsing through it. A lovely inspirational book, and my congratulations to both yoursefl and your husband for the beauttiful pieces you have crafted. I really appreciate the effort you put into not only creating
these works of art, but also in writing the book to share your expertise with us all.
You really are an inspiration and I am very grateful to be able to have the book. It will spur me on to better things.
I renew my congratulations for your work, true masterpieces of art and patience.
Adele Reggiani - ITALY
Hello Catherine my book has arrived on the 24th to be
how fast was that!
I am really pleased with it and cannot wait to start using it.
Sherri Paterson - AUSTRALIA
book is delivered this morning.
Annie Vanroose - BELGIUM
I am viewing the book in awe and hoping one day to attempt some of the wonderful designs. Thank you again.
Margaret Simpson - UK
Thank you the books
arrived just prior to my daughter and I leaving for Hampton Court,I am visiting thr Royal School of Needlework.
The journey down was agonizing as I could not wait to look at your book. Since arriving I have been so absorbed by your book
that I lost all sense of time.
Just cannot wait to pick up a needle and start a project.
Diane Richards - AUSTRALIA
Dear Catherine! Thank you!
I will report to you, when I will get a book.
Your works that I
saw on your website are magnificent! I am delighted!
I wish you creative success
Larisa - RUSSIA
I am just so thankful you had more, I fell in love with the book at once. Now, the book will never
leave my house, I will just take an iphone picture of the page that I am working on, terrified to let it out of my sight!
EVAMARRIE - USA
I have just spent an hour browsing you blog your work is so beautiful and awe inspiring.
thankyou for sharing.
GAIL - NEW ZEALAND