09 September 2011

Wishful Wandering: Maison Lesage



After sorting through numerous requests (in my delusional mind), I've decided where I'll be headed for my imaginary fall internship: Maison Lesage in Paris.  It would be amazing to spend time in this 130 year old studio surrounded by skilled craftspeople creating exquisite embroidery for the likes of Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.  All of the work at Maison Lesage is still executed by petites mains (little hands) and, even though my hands are a far cry from petite, they're plenty big enough for fetching beads, thread, needles or croissants.  
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

All those thread colors, I would pay them to get to just be in that place for awhile. It would be like bathing in color. Those of us who have the gene for ecstasy when it comes to color are so fortunate. I once had a friend with whom I spent 3 hours discussing the color white. It was a supreme experience.

Love your blog. Ann

W.E. said...

Dear Ann, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on color! How wonderful if you and I could sit side by side at Maison Lesage discussing all that color....me thinks we would talk for a LONG time. Your encouraging words are priceless. Merci.

chasing lightning bugs said...

oh what a place. i want to wander through those shelves and sit and stare and maybe stitch a little and wander home along the river and stop at sennelier near the pont des arts for a notebook and some watercolor blocks. stop for an infusion verveine and....now you have me wandering....
thank you

W.E. said...

Meet you there Chasing Lightning Bugs!