Brimming with French ribbons, yarns, threads, beads, sequins and buttons, haberdasheries are textile paradises. These boutiques will be a joy to visit!
We will browse through shelves, drawers and jars overflowing with colorful and sparkly treasures. Many of the shops we will visit are dedicated to creating the finest quality French threads, ribbons, notions and fabrics, preserving the savoir-faire that made Paris the birthplace of haute couture fashion.
Rebecca will share the fascinating stories of haberdasheries, feather-workers and embroiders, royal customers and the working class women who made their exquisite gowns.
What fun - Ce que c'est drôle!
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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