Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tapisseries de la Bûcherie - la crèche



Tapisseries de la Bûcherie


This needlepoint shop on Rue du Haut-Pavé has more than 1,700 French designs and more than 400 exclusive colors of wool.  It was founded in 1990 by Dominique Siegler-Lathrop who has written a book on the technique of needlepoint.  The French art of stitching on canvas is many centuries old and Mrs. Siegler-Lathrop is an advocate of passing this tradition to future generations.


Holly carries her needlepoint work, always with a project in process.  We popped in to look at the yarns and kits featuring hand-dyed wool from Aubusson, France.  I snapped this nativity scene in the window.



Tapisseries de la Bûcherie
2, rue du Haut-Pavé
(just around the corner from Le Réminet)
75005, Paris

 

17 comments:

  1. Their colours are so vibrant.

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  2. I'm like Holly, always with a needlepoint in my bag everywhere I go! :o)
    I've already "cribs" made that way, but this one is especially beautyful!

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  3. Une nativité particulièrement belle...
    Merci pour cette très jolie photo ma chère Génie.

    Gros bisous à toi.

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  4. I use to needlepoint. My fingers are to old now. Nice post, sending warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas.
    yvonne

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  5. They look beautiful, I used to do this needlework too but for some reason I stopped doing so. Maybe I should start again.

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  6. I admire needlework artists ...SO many hours of concentrated work. The little nativity pieces are gorgeous..

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  7. This nativity is gorgeous! I love the colors.

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  8. Beautiful colors! I wish I had the patience to do needlepoint. I have the utmost admiration for anyone who does this.

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  9. How beautiful! :) So many original designs and colors. Wonderful photo. I hope your Christmas plans are going well!

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  10. Just beautiful, in texture & color! It takes a special talent to be able to do this detailed work! PS Thanks for visiting chez moi. If you came to Maine, I would get to see my state in a new way through your photos!

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  11. How nice to see the old arts still preserved and passed on to the future generations. The scene is very artistic and inspiring in every sense of the word.

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  12. What a beautiful nativity set, Genie. I've always wanted a really nice nativity scene, but never came across one!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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Merci for your comments!