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Sylvie Deschamps

Sylvie Deschamps Gold thread embroiderer
French, English
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
+33 546875936
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A real passion for a rare craft

  • • Sylvie's workshop is the last in France dedicated to gold thread embroidery
  • • Her work includes haute couture, military dress and restorations
  • • She has worked with watchmakers, artists and designers

Sylvie Deschamps grew up in Rochefort, France, a town chosen as a garrison and place of refuge for the French navy under King Louis XIV in 1665. This naval infrastructure sparked numerous industries, including gold thread embroidery for military uniforms. It was while visiting the military museum with her school that Sylvie first saw this work and decided it was what she wanted to do. Her subsequent studies in Rochefort, the only place in France to offer training in gold thread embroidery, confirmed her passion for this craft. Many years down the line, Sylvie continues this rich tradition, working on both traditional pieces and creative items that bring this ancient craft into the 21st century.

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Spider brooch

The spider on this brooch has been embroidered with genuine spider thread from Madagascar and with 24k gold plated thread on an ivory coloured silk twill.

Length 6 cm
Width 4 cm

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Piaget watch

The dial of this Piaget watch has been decorated with a laurel branch embroidered using solid rose gold thread atop special silk. This miniature piece is worked on a brittle surface, making it a long and difficult exercise.

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Lichen pebble

The design of this white pebble with lichen decoration was conceived by Stéphane Parmentier. Lichen, a composite organism, has been enclosed in gold leaf and embroidered with glass beads and 12k gold Cannetille thread.

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