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Journey into the World of Embroidery Arts.

Updated: May 18

I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Europe with a group of talented artists. I was amazed at the art work they were able to create. I had a fabulous time traveling through various countries in Europe. And I enjoyed going to the museums, fashion events and checking out various stores and unique shops.

But, I had my eye specifically focused on Paris, France.

Many dream of going to Paris, and they go for a variety of reasons... to experience and enjoy the City of Light...

I went specifically to Paris to immerse myself into the World of Embroidery Arts...

I went to Ecole Lesage!!

Ecole Lesage is the epitome of Artistic Embroidery. It is a prestigious school of embroidery arts.

Embroidery is a time-honored art form that weaves threads into intricate designs. It has captured the imagination of artists, designers, and connoisseurs of couture for centuries. Among the global hubs of exquisite embroidery, Paris stands as a crown jewel, with Maison Lesage and Ecole Lesage serving as epicenters of this age-old craft. It is a captivating journey into the world of artistic embroidery.

This brief article sheds light on the legacy of Maison Lesage and the exceptional training offered at Ecole Lesage.

Maison Lesage: Where Art and Thread Converge in the heart of Paris, Maison Lesage reigns as a beacon of artistic embroidery, a realm where nation takes flight through needle and thread.

Founded in the 19th century, Maison Lesage has been instrumental in elevating embroidery to an art form, collaborating with esteemed fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, and more. The house's ateliers are alive with skilled artisans meticulously crafting masterpieces that grace haute couture runways and adorn garments of the elite.

Legacy of Excellence: Maison Lesage boasts a heritage of excellence, nurturing the savoir-faire passed down through generations. This legacy has made it a sought-after destination for artists and designers, unparalleled, drawn to its unique blend of tradition and innovation.

Collaborative Brilliance: The Maison's collaborations with renowned fashion houses have birthed iconic creations that redefine luxury. The synergy between Lesage's artistic prowess and the vision of fashion's luminaries has given rise to garments that blur the lines between clothing and art.

Innovation in Tradition: While rooted in tradition, Maison Lesage isn't afraid to push boundaries. Their artisans experiment with new materials, techniques, and even digital technologies to ensure embroidery remains a vibrant, evolving art form.

Ecole Lesage: Nurturing Embroidery's Heirloom.

Adjacent to Maison Lesage stands Ecole Lesage, a school where embroidery isn't just taught; it's woven into the fabric of students' lives.

Attending this prestigious institution is akin to joining an exclusive club of artisans who carry forward the torch of this ancient craft.

  1. An Immersive Experience: Students at Ecole Lesage embark on an immersive journey, where they learn from the very best. Guided by seasoned artisans, they acquire technical finesse, creative intuition, and an unwavering appreciation for detail.

  2. A Confluence of Cultures: The school welcomes students from around the world, fostering a rich exchange of cultural perspectives. This convergence of minds and ideas enhances the depth and diversity of artistic embroidery that emerges from Ecole Lesage.

  3. Preserving Heritage: Ecole Lesage plays a crucial role in preserving the legacy of embroidery arts. By passing on traditional techniques and nurturing innovation, the school ensures that embroidery continues to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Paris, a city that has birthed revolutions in art, fashion, and culture, holds within its embrace the treasures of artistic embroidery. Maison Lesage and Ecole Lesage stand as guardians of this heritage, perpetuating the magic of needle and thread through generations.

As I walked through the hallowed halls of these institutions, I was not just witnessing the artistry; I was becoming part of a lineage that weaves dreams into reality, one stitch at a time. My time at Ecole Lesage was a dream come true!

Embroidery art at Ecole Lesage .  Paris France
Applying beads and sequins to a needle for hand embroidery


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