Over the years, I have studied (and practised) numerous white embroidery techniques. I have always admired the intricate designs and precise work of this fine Art.
It has been my inspiration to create some pieces of my own. With this short selection, I want to show you how I have used these techniques to achieve different styles of embroidery: from traditional 19th c. designs to truly modern and unique sculptures.
I have also applied these techniques to create or embellish some items of clothing and house linen.
If you would like to enquire about my work or get a quote for my services, please don't hesitate to contact me.
19th Century technique
A frame with 'rose de Touraine' embroidered in 1995 with insert valenciennes lace in the same way of a bonnet date circa 1880
Stained glass window in Touraine embroidery with insert valenciennes lace, inspired from Chartres cathedral (2003)
Touraine embroidery mats
St MARTIN : charity stage 1996
A frame I have designed and embroidered for the visit of the Pope Jean-Paul II in Tours
Circa 150 hours of embroidery; research and design are not counted
13 stitches on chiffon
1997 - greedy strawberries
2002 - embroidered hearts on a light screen
Some of my embroidered textile sculptures.
Signed embroidered story .... embroidered sign of the word story for deaf people 1997
Far, very far .... embroidered sign for the word for deaf people 1998
One of my embroidered sculptures
"Far, ... very far away" 1998 - embroidered sign which seems to be trade winds around the Earth, with sea-birds silhouettes and high clouds, meaning a very long distance from here.
The sign is made with a hand moving like a bird wing far away from the shoulder.
My daughter's bride dress (2000) Touraine silk embroidery with valenciennes lace insert on silk (design, sewing as well).
Bride dress detailed Touraine silk embroidery and pearls 2000 with inserted valenciennes lace on silk ground.
Brooch with "des Vosges" embroidered pulled threads and pearls
Embroidered belt with silk and pearls matching a dress