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Alicja Stańska

  • Embroiderer
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Master Artisan
Alicja Stańska Embroiderer
Polish, English
By appointment only
+48 793494799
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Overcoming boundaries

  • • Alicja was the first polish alumni of Ecole Lesage Paris
  • • Quality and ethics are at the core of her work
  • • She specialises in luneville embroidery

At the age of 28, Alicja Stanska had already had a dozen different careers behind her and had worked in several corporations across Poland. Embroidery, that she learned as a little girl from her father, became her way of relaxation. "I realised a corporate work was not for me. I went back to what I had done in my childhood and found that I wanted to live off it." Since then, she has mastered both traditional techniques and very sophisticated luneville embroidery – as used in haute couture. It became her way of expression and communication throughout all her works – not only as an artist, but also as a human rights activist and criminologist. "Embroidery is everything to me. It always has been and will surround me for the rest of my life. And who knows what I will come up with in the next ten years!"

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  • © Hustawka Stanska
  • © Julia Michalczewska
  • © Marcin Majer
  • © Marcin Majer
  • © Marcin Majer
Photo: © Hustawka Stanska
Svving For Loft

This indoor swing is part of the Svving For Loft collection. The swing seat is made of upholstered silk. The ornaments on the fabric are luneville embroidery made with gold metallised threads.

Length 80 cm
Width 33 cm

Photo: © Julia Michalczewska
Sky at Night

Hand-decorated pillow is made of the highest quality upholstery fabric imitating horsehair. The inside of the pillow is filled with feathers. The decorations are made of hand sewn tapes and Swarovski crystals.

Length 50 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: © Marcin Majer
Thread of Life

The skirt is made of silk and hand woven woollen braids. Decorations are made of bead embroidery and Swarovski crystals.

Length 70 cm
Width 40 cm

Photo: © Marcin Majer
White cashmere

A coat made of cashmere with a silk lining. The whole is decorated with bead embroidery and Swarovski crystals fastened with heat.

Photo: © Marcin Majer
Black Jacket

This jacket is made of wool and silk, with luneville embroidery on the back which is made on strong silk with the use of metallized threads. The embroidery decorations are made of Swarovski crystals.

Length 75 cm

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