Catherine Barley is a tutor of international renown, has been teaching needlelace and stumpwork both at home and abroad for over 30 years and is a qualified teacher in Adult and Further Education. Her book ‘Needlelace Designs and Techniques Classic & Contemporary’ first published in 1993 by BT Batsford, is now in its fifth edition. Her work has been exhibited in major exhibitions in the UK and overseas. She was awarded a silver medal and diploma for her lace panel ‘The Snow Queen’ at the VII International Biennial in Sansepolcro, Italy in 1998. The theme for this exhibition was ‘Lace as Poetry’ and her panel was described by the judges as ‘A Beautiful Dream’. Her ‘Parasol For Iris’ was awarded a Medal of Excellence by The Lace Guild in 2007 and she is currently Life President of The Guild of Needlelace having been their inaugural Chairman when the guild was first formed in 1983.
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