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Name: Lorraine Clode      Date: April 27, 2017, 5:40 am

Message: I have to say it again, Lizzie. Thank you! The swifts we\'ve had for a while, and now the new pussy willow bowl are stunning works of art which give huge pleasure to us and all who see them. Stunning. Next time you exhibit in or south of London, I\'ll be there...

Name: Kimberly Dahlberg      Date: March 13, 2017, 10:38 pm

Message: I read an article about you in Country Living Magazine. Awesome!!

Name: Geoffrey Allen      Date: October 15, 2016, 12:34 pm

Message: Read about your work,here in Holland,where I live. Congratulations on a fantastic display of really hard perseverance and wonderful creative ability.

Name: Stewart Roxburgh      Date: March 22, 2016, 4:52 pm

Message: Hi Lizzie, you may remember me from my days at Scottish Enterprise in Dumfries. I just wanted to say Hi and it was great to come across your name today. I was searching for an old friend Adele Gowrie and discovered that she is a willow artist like yourself. Its a small world. Now I\'m based in Boston. All very different from Dumfries. Regards Stewart

Name: Annie Hayward      Date: February 15, 2016, 6:47 pm

Message: Hi Lizzie I\'ve just read an article about your amazing artistry in the Jan Country Living and I\'m in awe of the poetic beauty you achieve with natures bounty. One day I hope to own a work to enjoy forever...keep creating beauty!

Name: Anne Trentham      Date: November 22, 2014, 2:28 pm

Message: I just wanted to say how much we are enjoying your work. We have just taken possession of your wall piece from The Slow Art exhibition in Settle. Wonderful! Thank you so much. Best wishes , Anne Trentham

Name: Jayne Gaze      Date: October 6, 2012, 10:34 am

Message: I was recommeded to look at your website by Mary Nettle. Your work is truely beautiful. I would love to own one of your willow vessels.

Name: Janet Billingsley      Date: April 17, 2012, 10:59 am

Message: It was wonderful to meet after so many intervening years and a great treat to find all your beautiful inspirational work in progress when we visited the Botanic Gardens and to see your installation at Edinburgh Museum. We look forward to following 'Locating the Nest' online.

Name: Lorraine Nicholson      Date: April 1, 2012, 10:38 am

Message: Hi Lizzie Just came across your link from the Edinburgh Botanics online newsletter. Totally inspirational forms of expression created from your soul. Your work is just wonderful and I will try to get through to Edinburgh to meet you. Best for now, Lorraine

Name: Eleanor Honeyborne      Date: August 27, 2011, 3:00 pm

Message: Beautiful flowing pieces, what an amazing skill you have. Would love to learn this craft. Best Wishes

Name: Siobhan Sheehy      Date: March 9, 2011, 7:17 pm

Message: Lizzie, Thank you so much for hosting our basket group and Swedish visitors last week - we were all truly inspired by your work.

Name: jennifer maclennan      Date: February 12, 2011, 8:43 pm

Message: I have just returned from Edinburgh having seen your beautiful work today..I would love to have bought many of the pieces but especially the birds in flight..but anyway they were all sold! I\'m not surprised, they are uniquely and soaringly inspirational.. Do you ever make smaller birds in flight? So memorable..thank you.

Name: Sophia Winslade      Date: January 10, 2011, 9:52 am

Message: Hi there, I just watched your video I really loved it thought it was so inspirational, watching as a student at Nottingham Trent Uni in my third year! I am wanting to try willow with the combination of using metal with it. All the best with your work!

Name: Iris Kirk      Date: July 10, 2010, 5:04 pm

Message: I saw you and your wonderful workshop at the spring fling. What a creative person you are. I would love to own one of your creations one day. Do you have a price list. I particularly loved your black willow with the catkins. Do you ever consider taking workshops?

Name: Noi      Date: July 8, 2010, 11:50 pm

Message: Hello Lizz, it noi here I look at your website...you so Amazing lady and working hard.. I see you soon

Name: Kate Ridyard      Date: May 18, 2010, 12:56 pm

Message: Hi Lizzie, Katie here, (Mandy & Adie\'s friend). Just wanted to say what a stunning website you have. Your work is exquisite and beautifully photographed too. Is there a price list anywhere? Hope to see you again soon Lizzie, Lots of love, Kate and Paul xxx

Name: Mary Lou Esterley      Date: January 14, 2010, 2:53 pm

Message: I love the picture of you with the bundle of branches, it all starts there into beautiful works of art.

Name: Janice Proctor      Date: January 4, 2010, 2:25 pm

Message: I am visiting Ernie and Fiona Scoffham in the Haugh of Urr and am in love with the piece you did for them. It is truly lovely. Do you ever give workshops? If you do I would be very interested. Janice

Name: peter bowe      Date: December 31, 2009, 8:22 pm

Message: wonderful creations, lizzie, i am in admiration of your forms and conceptions and of what comes to birth in your hands ! ..... if you need an agent in france....!

Name: amy hall      Date: November 9, 2009, 3:52 pm

Message: Your work makes me happy. Its inspiring. Thank you.

Name: Mau      Date: July 23, 2009, 11:27 am

Message: I was looking ( admiring, really) at the artwork you made for us the other day and it looks better than ever. We are so lucky to have such beautiful and inspiring sculpture in our living room. Thanks, Lizzie! xx

Name: Paul young      Date: March 9, 2009, 5:40 pm

Message: Just returned from your exhibition in Dumfries.What truely beautiful work Lizzie, strength to strengh. I wish you all the success you quite rightly deserve. Well done girl

Name: Charlotte Wood      Date: March 6, 2009, 11:09 am

Message: Wish I could be in Scotland for your new show, Lizzie. I want to buy something quite desperately.

Name: Chris Waters      Date: January 28, 2009, 8:24 am

Message: Beautifull and inspirational Lizzie.Have just coppiced my first years willow growth to use in my work..its an amazing thing to nurture your own materials.All the best,Chris.

Name: Catherine Davies      Date: December 19, 2008, 6:08 pm

Message: was on the net looking for flanders red cuttings and came across your web site, so took a minute to look at your new work - fabulous, really love it, especially the "on the wing" work. Well done Lizzie, hope you are well and happy. Happy Winter Solstice and a peacfull New Year

Name: jacky adam      Date: November 15, 2008, 5:19 pm

Message: hi lizzie made my week beautiful website for beautiful work .i have nearly done 100 bases kettle always on for you when you are near dunveoch, love and bestest wishes jacky

Name: Andy      Date: September 18, 2008, 10:55 am

Message: You are such a fantastic person who has the ability to make me feel very comfortable around you and feel that I have known you always, although we only met about a week ago. Was super being with you in beautiful Skopelos.

Name: joseph carson      Date: July 3, 2008, 7:49 pm

Message: i often find myself thinking of you! hope this finds you happy and well. maybe see you again sometime and we can catch up! all the best, weave well joe

Name: Paul Young      Date: May 1, 2008, 4:49 pm

Message: Lovely work Lizzie. I remember you from Origin last year. Keep it up. Paul.

Name: Freda Worsey      Date: March 12, 2008, 7:53 am

Message: Hi Lizzie, I saw your work in the latest Craft Arts magazine and am absolutely blown away by the beauty of it! Those willow forms, the colours,the spirit in it all is wonderful. Thankyou so much for sharing this with the world. I make 'bowls' in paper and can SO appreciate your philosophy in hoping for communication with the future owner of the piece. I wish you continued happiness and fulfillment in your work. Freda

Name: Alison      Date: March 9, 2008, 6:49 pm

Message: Hi Lizzie,i do so enjoy looking at beautiful natural things.Your natural creations make me feel inspired and happy.thanks

Name: Hugh      Date: February 29, 2008, 10:10 pm

Message: Just popped in on your website to see what's cooking. Absolutely adore the 'On the wing' series - but how do they hold together?

Name: Ron Philbeck      Date: February 22, 2008, 2:15 am

Message: Hi Lizzie, I got here from Hannah's blog. I am a potter in North Carolina, US. Your work is amazing.

Name: steve farey      Date: February 21, 2008, 8:52 am

Message: Hi, Lizzie ... Just wondering if we are relateted in somew way. I.m in Perth W.A. where are you . Steve

Name: Peggy      Date: January 8, 2008, 10:17 pm

Message: Just discovered your lovely work at the Browngrotta website. You are a wonder and inspiration. It\'s a small world. Could basket makers unite and cause peace?

Name: Mary Melling      Date: January 6, 2008, 3:46 pm

Message: Dear Lizzie. We met many years ago at Woodrow when you were making wonderful rush hats. But this website is a revelation. Beautiful and inspiring. Just wish I could work out how to start one of those random weave bowls! Best wishes Mary

Name: Jan Verweij       Date: December 6, 2007, 10:15 pm

Message: Nice website beautifull creations.

Name: Juliet Wilson      Date: November 30, 2007, 6:13 pm

Message: Lovely website you\'ve got here. I just saw your work at the City Art Centre today, lovely swallows!

Name: Alison      Date: September 30, 2007, 1:40 pm

Message: beautiful work! I look forward to seeign your exhibition at Somerset House. I'm a friend of Jamie and Vida's - they sent me the link.

Name: Finlay      Date: September 29, 2007, 11:36 am

Message: Raaar. (Rachel told me to!!!! *cowers*)

Name: C Niness      Date: August 3, 2007, 1:13 pm

Message: Your stuff is beautiful. Could look at it for hours. Makes me want to make things. Thanks.

Name: Lesley      Date: June 29, 2007, 8:35 pm

Message: Great website fantastic creations. I live in NE Scotland, have lots of willow (Osier) trees growing in the garden, would love to start weaving making baskets, how did you get started are there any courses, how do you prepare the willow for weaving, all the best, Lesley

Name: Roxan      Date: May 9, 2007, 6:03 pm

Message: Thank you Lizzie for being an inspiration to my work and for giving me advice on weaving. My project is going well and I have got the bug for weaving.

Name: Fifi      Date: March 20, 2007, 8:24 pm

Message: While wandering to the law department in a very famous bookshop, I was distracted by a book..I think it is called 500 Basketweavers..I perused, and there you were. Such beauty, Lizzie Farey. Thank you for helpng to keep beauty in the world, Big hug, Fi

Name: kimberley pope      Date: March 12, 2007, 9:33 pm

Message: i was suggested your work to have a look at for inspiration for my GCSE exam piece and i want to say thank you as you work is very helpful and very beautiful. xxx

Name: Rosie Farey      Date: February 12, 2007, 12:49 pm

Message: Hello ther Liz,very nice glossy website youv\'e got here :). I\'ve just made a willow woman for my A level art exam, we have to link it to an artist so I thought id use you, hope you dont mind :)i\'ll send you a picture.xx Rosie

Name: joyce spicer-kinney      Date: January 24, 2007, 7:57 pm

Message: your work is inspiring. I too work with willow mostly as the infra structure in my pieces. I live on the southern Oregon coast so I am surrounded by beach willow. Do you show your work in the United States? if so where. joyce

Name: Kit Carpenter      Date: November 18, 2006, 11:44 pm

Message: An entry in The Independent newspaper led me to your web site and it's made my day. What a joy!! I can't wait to finish my home refurbishment so that I can find a special place for some of your work. Thank you for sharing it on this site.

Name: carmen      Date: October 10, 2006, 11:22 pm

Message: Lizzie: your work is fantastic and all techniques can you use in crafts are very beatiful, each element have a wonder handmade. Congratulations for your work!

Name: Gabriela Markova      Date: September 27, 2006, 8:16 pm

Message: Lizzie, this is just fantastic! Thanks for showing me the basketry in form like this. Excellent and inspired piece of work. Best regards from Slovakia, Gabriela

Name: Emily Farey      Date: September 11, 2006, 2:51 am

Message: Hello Lizzie, not only do we share the same surname but a facination for art and nature. yor pieces are truley magical. Emily

Name: Maria      Date: June 14, 2006, 12:47 pm

Message: Hello Lizzie, I am in my last year of a design course and you have inspired me in many ways in reference to your willow creations.
I am also inspired by natural form. Its exhillarating to explore.
It is inspiring to view your forms online and hopefully at the Crafts Council soon.
All the best, from Maria

Name: Laura Iredale      Date: May 17, 2006, 9:52 am

Message: Lizzie your work is amazing!

Name: lydia ferrari       Date: 7/4/2006

Message: lizzie i think your work is great and hope to see you soon.

from lydia

Name: Steve Holbrow       Date: 27/12/2005

Message: Dear Lizzie, each time I look at your amazing work I see and believe there is no limit to your imagination, or tallent for transforming natures raw materials into beautiful objects for all to wonder at. The little basket you made for me one sunny afternoon at Swansbrook, all those years ago, still looks as beautiful as it did on the day. Wishing you continued success and happiness for the comming year. Steve.

Name: Sue Parker       Date: 06/07/2005

Message: I found the article about you & your work whilst waiting in the docs surgery today and was so interested in the article that I 'borrowed' the book, BBC Homes and Antiques. I have made a date on my desk top calendar to see your exhibition later this year at Chelsea Craft Show.

Name: Cathryn Peters       Date: 11/05/2005

Message: Hi Lizzie, from the other side of the pond, so to speak. I live in northern Minnesota in the United States, but have been following your work for quite some time. My family is from Scottish descent, so I've kept track of the Scottish Basketry Guild, the Basketry Association (of which I am a member, too), and your work through various publications and of course, your terrific web site. I've posted several references to your site in my free monthly ezine called, Wicker Woman's Weavings, and my Blog, as well as linking your site to mine on the Basket Artists page of my domain site. Congratulations on all your awards, sales and publicity, hope we can meet someday. You've certainly made a name for yourself in the contemporary basketweaving world! The Wicker Woman/Cathryn Peters, Angora, MN, USA

Name: Lauren       Date: 05/04/2005

Message: Hey Lizzie, great website, it has really inspired me. I discovered you on the internet when doing some research for my final GCSE work, and i liked your work so much that i decided to do my artist research on you! great work! lauren x

Name: Nicola Key       Date: 14/01/2005

Message: Hi Lizzie, I've just been guided to your website by my friends Lisa and Mike from Bristol. I'm very impressed with your work it is so beautiful. We are all off to see your work at the V&A tomorrow, can't wait, well done!!

Name: Jim and Stella Webster       Date: 21/12/2004

Message: HI Lizzie Happy Christmas from Tassie! Georgie sent us a copy of the magazine with your article in it. Your work is wonderful and the website is fantastic! Carry on inspriring the basket world and us. Love to you from Jim, Stella, Rebecca and Emily. P.S say happy Christmas to all the family from us and hope to see you in Tassie next year once more! xoxo

Name: David Standley       Date: 06/11/2004

Message: Very beautiful website, artist and artefacts alike. Will recommend it to others.So good to see you(both) in Chelsea

Name: shannon tofts       Date: 04/11/2004

Message: Lizzie, Hope Chelsea Craft Fair was good for you. No doubt many went away full of enthusiasm for willow and all its forms. I love photographing your work, its a joy to work with you, hope this site gets your work seen all over the world.

Name: Jenny Wren       Date: 18/09/2004

Message: Dear lizzie Is it true that a wren actually built a nest in one of your nests? I wonder if you have a photo of it for your website as I would love to see it. Is that not the most perfect compliment from a bird?! best wishes, J

Name: Jess Travers       Date: 15/04/2004

Message: I have been really inspired by the use of natural materials and the beautiful sculptural forms.

Name: Nici       Date: 23/03/2004

Message: Well bloody done !!! In every way !!!

Name: Di Hannah       Date: 23/03/2004

Message: Hi Lizzie, I came to your web-site via the SBC link. Excellent web-site and fabulous work - looking forward to seeing some of it at the Country Living Fair in Glasgow. Hope to see you there. Di

Name: Donna Kerr       Date: 21/03/2004

Message: Hi Lizzie, Very inspiring site! Your work relates to me because we both have a love of nature and find inspiration from the same sources. Just now i am doing my disertation for a Design course at university on Nature and artists who are inspired by it. I will be reading your website thoroughly! i especially love the fact that you have related articles from newspapers and magazines in your site, this has greatly cut down my internet research! thanks again for your inspiring work! :0)

Name: Lydia Ferrari

Message: Hi lizzie Your work is really good, hope to see you soon, please send me an email back, love lydia

Name: Patrick Geake

Message: Hey Lizzie, I just love your work and this website is fab! Your website is also really helpful for my GCSE Art!

Name: yvonne harman

Message: Dear Lizzie, I really enjoyed looking at your website you've made some beautiful things. I still love the little basket you made for me in Scotland!

Name: Ian and Valerie Pragnell

Message: Vibrant and lively site, we are very impressed! Hope to see you soon! Val

Name: Paul Stevens  

Message: Hi Lizzie, our mutual friend Kevin suggested I take a look at your site and I'm glad I did. Your marvellous work is beautifully presented and most inspiring. Congratulations!

Name: Steve Holbrow

Message: Lizzie, a very impressive web site displaying your amazing tallent and creativity for all to see. Each and every visitor cannot fail to be impressed by the beauty of the work shown, but those of us who are lucky enough to know you can truly understand how the magic of your soul shines from within every piece. Wishing you good luck and happiness for 2004. Steve. :)

Name: Debs  

Message: Steve H from Wiltshire told me about this site. Your work is extremely fasinating, and looks as if it would be a very peaceful job. Is there anything you can do which would look like a dog? Let Steve know! Thoroughly enjoyed your website too.

Name: Mary Nettle

Message: Dear Lizzie, Really impressed with the web site. We can all be creative but you do it in a very special way which can be appreciated by all.Keep it up and take care. Love, Mary

Name: Sue Rankin  

Message: Dear Lizzie, My husband bid successfully for your "Bowl of Hope" at the Maggie's Centre annual ball in 2001 and it has given me great pleasure ever since. It looks fantastic in our holiday house by the sea, where the light is amazing and the view is wonderful. All best wishes.

Name: Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta

Message: Dear Lizzie, Your site is just wonderful -- One of the best we have seen. So clean and well-designed and very quick to navigate. We are delighted to be one of your links. Hope everything else is going well with you. All the best, Rhonda and Tom.

Name: Miki Sato

Message: Hello Lizzie, This website is very lovely! I'm glad to look your works.I was surprised specially "Living willow house" and "willow seat". It is big work! I became I like your work more and more.

Name: Alexander Meddowes

Message: Hi Lizzey. Great to see you are on line, lets hope you have many hits, so people can see how splendid your work is. Do feel you should add some of your living sculptures, am quite sure many people have never seen living willow in sculpture form. So clever to have a guestbook Best wishes, Alexander Meddowes

Name: Caroline

Message: This is both a restful and exciting website, beautifully displaying tantalisingly interesting pieces of your work. I have heard that your recent exhibition at Threave Gardens is stunning and with yet more innovative ideas. More pictures of this please!

Name: Rachel Farey

Message: Well done Lizzie, what fabulous work and your website is great! I also particularly liked the article on you in this weeks Scotland on Sunday magazine. I do hope you'll think of working with us in Fair Trade and consider a joint exhibition with some of our producers from Thailand or the Phillippines perhaps, best wishes.

Name: Dick Lopes

Message: Dear Ms Farey, A friend referred me to your site and not without reason. I've had a difficult relationship with willow since being bowled first ball in my first and last game of cricket. I was just seven years old and cried all the way home. But I'm over it now - thanks in no small way to your sculptures. I shall be visiting the U.K. soon and feel the harmony of your spheres is calling me to Galloway.

Name: Jane Johnson
Message: Lizzie, you probably don't remember me, but you once gave me a small work of art that you wove on a weekend in the country when you were visiting Australia. I'm so glad you now have a website, so I can tell everyone who admires the intricate, organic piece where to go.

Name: Charlotte Wood

Message: Dear Lizzie, I came across your site almost by accident but I will certainly be in contact about acquiring some of your stunning pieces. I've seen nothing like this gorgeous work in Australia where I live - I can just see some of them in my country garden. Charlotte Wood (Sculpture collector, NSW)

Name: Flint

Message: Hi .. Lizzie ... just thought that I would write a few words to start off your visitors book, and to say how much I like your site .. best of luck, Flint.


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