The difficult craft of felting allows, by the power of hot water, soap and friction, for the creation of woollen surfaces.
This process generates a material far from baize or industrial felt, a collection of wool fibres.
Wool felt is an incredible source of inspiration. The field of possibilities opens up with the amalgam of fibres, enabling the creation of surfaces and volumes, using a wide variety of materials.
Embroidery, an age-old technically demanding craft, a tradition both abundant and diverse.
Above of all, embroidery requires patience: stitch by stitch, a pattern, a statement, a path is drawn on the fabric. It also means working to renew this acquired craft, digesting gestures in order to appropriate them, to make them live in the present time.
The materials used in the studio are, as far as possible, either natural, environmentally- and animal-friendly, or reused.
The wool used for felting is MULESING FREE*, and colours are OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified (sourced from DHG).
The silk threads are made in France by a Living Heritage Company, Au Vers à Soie.
The mohair yarns are sourced from Ferme Mazurka Lana, a French farm located in Burgundy, respectful of its animals.
The angora yarns are produced in France at Angora de France, a farm respectful of its animals, where moulting is induced using depilatory fodder (Lagodendron), making fibres easy to harvest and respecting of animal welfare.
* Mulesing is the surgical removal of part of the perineal skin. This practice, common in Australia is used to reduce the incidence of myiasis in merino sheep; however, it is extremely painful.