The Authors

Barbara Cattoni and Keiry Belton are both New Zealanders who live in Paris. As needlecrafters themselves they know the most interesting places to shop for fabrics, yarn, old lace, vintage textiles, beads, buttons and ribbons.

Barbara has lived in Paris for more than 30 years. She runs her own business Stitching up Paris Tours providing individually tailored guided tours of Paris’s best craft addresses. She takes visitors beyond the well-known stores to tucked away warehouses and artisan craft suppliers.

Keiry has lived in Paris since 2012 and met Barbara through Ravelry’s online knitting network. With more leisure time than ever before Keiry explored the Paris knitting scene and began blogging about her everyday life in Paris and the fun of knitting in French.

Keiry and Barbara combined their NZ do-it-yourself values with Paris’ unique way of stitching together the old and the new to create a delightful book – Stitching up Paris : The Insider’s Guide to Parisian Knitting, Sewing, Notions and Needlecraft Stores.