I knew that the next time I went to Paris I wanted to go to textile flea markets. So I researched the topic and learned how vast the flea markets are in Paris. Luckily, I found "Textile Tours of Paris!" Voilà.
I signed up to receive their monthly newsletter and participated in an embroidery gathering held weekly that was hosted by Rebecca Devaney, the owner of Textile Tours of Paris. She is delightful and incredibly knowledgeable about textiles, embroidery, flea markets, haberdasheries and haute couture. I asked Rebecca to host a Flea Market of Paris tour, who, of course, said "Yes." Oui! Our retreat group is very fortunate to be going on this excursion. I can't wait!
Below are a few photographs of flea market finds by Rebecca. Just a little eye candy for textile lovers!
All photos are by Rebecca Devaney, Textile Tours of Paris
Rebecca Devaney is a textile artist, researcher, and facilitator with a BA in Art and Design Education (2006) and an MFA in Textile Art and Artefact (2015) from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 2018, following her graduation from École Lesage, Paris, Rebecca worked as a professional haute couture embroiderer for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton.
Rebecca established Textile Tours of Paris in 2019 to share her love of the rich heritage of textiles woven through the fabric of Paris.
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