During a visit to the Bastille district, you will discover an institute specialising in embroidery with explanations from an embroiderer who will reveal some secrets of her craft.
What to Expect
The art of embroidery consists of adding to a fabric that is already made (canvas, wool, cotton, silk, leather, etc.). The fabric serves as a support for the creation of motifs in thread (linen, cotton, silk, wool or metal) or made with ribbons, pearls, sequins, and other materials. There are several ways of embroidering: by hand with a needle, with an embroidery machine, or using industrial methods. The embroiderer makes motitfs from the design (model) working alone or together with a stylist and designer. You will see an embroiderer at work who will share a few anecdotes and secrets of her craft.
The head embroiderer, Cécile Vessière, draws her inspiration from the British, Germanic, Latin, and Nordic traditions, to offer a range that is unique throughout Paris.
This visit will be preceded by a walk around the ancient Bastille district. Discover the last stones open to the four winds and take a look at the remains of the old defensive wall that used to delimit Paris. This walk will take place around the Arsenal and Saint Gervais districts and return to Bastille through the Place des Vosges.
What you get from this experience:
• A unique place dedicated to embroidery
• A master embroiderer who will explain their craft
• A historic tour around the Arsenal and Saint Gervais quarters
• Discover the last vestiges of the Bastille on a guided visit
- A guide with a history degree who knows almost everything about the city of lights
- Digital photo album