Another part of me

  • Julie wove this beautiful tapestry. You can follow her work there. Julie a tissé cette belle oeuvre. Vous pouvez suivre son travail là.

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  • CMTB is a tapestry weaver who was influenced in the 70’ by the work of Polish weavers. I visited her studio in Vendée where she kindly received me. You can follow her work here. CMTB est une artiste licière très influencée par les artistes polonais des années 70. Elle m’a très gentiment reçu dans son … Continue reading Claude-Marie Thibert-Boutou studio

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  • Alice et Anita

    They are almost done now, off the loom, I still have to make the finitions. As I’m totally behind that blog, I will try something new: very short articles, just a photo and a legend, but more. Alice et Anita sont presque finies, tombées du métier, mais il reste les finitions. Comme je suis vraiment … Continue reading Alice et Anita

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  • February 2021

    I’m behind, I know…. Je sais, je sais, je suis en retard. What happened? Alice et Anita are progressing. The kilim, not so much. Alice et Anita progressent. Le kilim, pas tellement. Françoise is becoming a (almost) professional sewer. Françoise est en train de devenir une couturière professionnelle (presque). Jon has finished his gorgeous Palm … Continue reading February 2021

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  • Four Alices

    I did four of them, trying to catch Alice’s sadness. I think the fourth captured it. J’ai fait quatre tapisseries, pour tenter de refléter la tristesse d’Alice. Je pense que la quatrième y arrive.

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  • Christmas 1933

    I was honored to be invited of this Tolkien tapestry at the Cité de la tapisserie in Aubusson. I was invited there by my friend Julie who was one of the weavers. Two studios worked together, Julie’s on Willyarn, and the Just’lissières. It was moving and beautiful, so I’ll just let you watch the photos. … Continue reading Christmas 1933

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  • January 2021

    I didn’t post a lot in January, but a lot of things happened. I began my two big tapestries, the kilim and Alice et Anita 7. I attended my first cuting (unlooming? Cut-off? Whatever) ceremony at the Cité de la tapisserie; and my friends did a lot of things too. I will dedicate a post … Continue reading January 2021

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  • Kilim 2021

    I decided to try to replicate a kilim I love. I began by a thorough observation, and found right away that I would have to downsize my ambitions. The kilim has a wool warp and is woven at a sett of approximately 16 epi. As it will be for me a first at weaving at … Continue reading Kilim 2021

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  • Just in time!

    Just in time!

    I wrote I will post once a month, and I nearly missed it! I’m not posting, but I’m weaving a lot. I warped the Leclerc loom for the second time (I have still some warp tension issues…), and I’m studying and sampling for the big Alice and Anita. Some of the samples turned ok, some … Continue reading Just in time!

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  • “Make haste slowly, and without losing courageTwenty times on the loom, hand over your work,Polish it constantly, and polish it again,Add sometimes, and erase often”. “Hâtez-vous lentement, et sans perdre courage,Vingt fois sur le métier remettez votre ouvrage,Polissez-le sans cesse, et le repolissez,Ajoutez quelquefois, et souvent effacez”. Nicolas Boileau I intend to weave a big … Continue reading 20 fois sur le métier

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Life is short, we’re getting older” (Fred Astaire), and before it’s too late, I want to reconnect with what I always liked, and wanted to study and share: making textiles, textures and jewels. So here I am, and this blog will be a piece of the sharing part. I will try to post weekly, on what I do, but also on textiles I love, blogs I discover, books I read.

I bet I will struggle with technology, (it’s my first blog) and with English, which is not my mother tongue. I made the choice of English because the online weaving community is mostly English speaking .

Et pour vous, mes amis français, un résumé de tout ça : la vie est courte, et il y a des tas de choses que j’ai envie de faire et de partager, alors je me lance dans ce blog, on verra bien.


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