I learned the bobbin lace technique so that I could include it in my work. This new material would enable me to achieve a new form of expression combining drawing, storytelling and wire.
After spending months learning about the logic behind this weaving technique in which the warp and the weft are worked simultaneously, I wanted to use and showcase this ancient technique to stop it disappearing and help it find a place in a modern form of expression. My work as a lace-maker is the work of a designer. My design appears through the wire. My first task was to enable people to understand and appreciate these unmounted wire compositions, which in fact form a mount themselves and have never previously been seen in such dimensions or created in this way. Today, I’ve realised that it’s precisely this uniqueness that is so fascinating. The line traced by the wire demands to be viewed from different angles. The result is on the boundary between a 2D drawing and a 3D creation. Lace has numerous influences on my work. I use the technique and search for inspiration in the iconography that it exhibits.
Lace-maker designer, born in 1979.
Lives and works in Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, France.
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