This particular morning with Tania was a time where I felt specially tired, and I didn’t know what was going to happen, how were we going to be welcomed, if we’d be disturbing them… And then we got in, we were quite shaken by the archives and now was the time to learn, to discover and to wrap ourselves into beauty, those three things did me good, they fed me. We were looking at each other like two children who just got offered presents. « It’s beautiful » was all we could say. People in this workshop are incredibly kind and available, and mostly they’re occupied by an unusual desire to give and share. I’m still in shock.
You can find the Lemarié workshop under the same roof, which handle all the feathers and flowers realization, but also the sewing. Well not the sewing in term of assembling the clothe but really all the work at the surface, for instance sewing with the machine all these little neoprene white flowers. Or like on the picture below, sewing all these multicolors flowers together to create an openwork bedflower. It is the ennoblement of the surface.
I have to admit I was much less at ease than with the embroidery, it was really technical and the use of the little burning ball to preform every petal was quite impressive. I didn’t know the gestures and I was too focused on how not to burn myself to listen to Elsa’s directions. But still it really made me want to try again… A camellia like this one takes about 20 minutes to make but the most complex of them can take up to 4 hours…
And TA-DA! A 10000 thank-yous to Angélique and Agnès for this magical opportunity! To Elsa and Dominique for their passion and patience. And I see you tomorrow with the pictures of the show ! I’m heading to the desert !