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Cécile Gray

  • Embroiderer
  • Paris, France
  • Rising Star
Cécile Gray Embroiderer
French, English
By appointment only
+33 610283477
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Bonjour metal mesh and golden thread

  • • Cécile creates metal mesh textiles
  • • Her material combines lightness and strength
  • • She loves direct contact with the material

As a creator of many inspirations, Cécile Gray makes jewellery dresses, with decorations embroidered in gold thread. After an initial career in architecture, Cécile leaves everything and changes paths to devote herself to a tangible and artistic craft. Direct contact with a material is what she seeks, along with balance, elegance, refinement and fantasy. These are the elements that Cécile gathers to produce her works that turn out to be unique creative pieces. Her intent is to embellish a garment, bracelets, necklaces with golden accents. She starts with golden steel wires which she weaves, slowly creating a mesh that is adorned with golden thread and beads.

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  • ©Yukihiro Fukuo
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Photo: ©India Lange
Metalmesh plastron

This plastron is made with a unique weaving technique of steel wires attached together with crimped gold beads. There is a collerette all around the chest, and a Swarovski finish on the neckline.

Photo: ©Gabrielle Gayraud
Small metal mesh vase

This vase is made of steel wires assembled by hundreds of small metallic beads, entirely by hand. The vase is flexible but always returns to its original shape after handling.

Photo: ©Yukihiro Fukuo
Gold thread frames

These six wooden frames with gold thread weaving in each one showcase a thread made by Japanese master Terashima. Cécile Gray designed the pattern to highlight his exceptional material.

Photo: ©Rachelle Simoneau
No pressure picnic basket for Ruinart

This picnic basket is made out of several interlaced champagne cork holders, with metal wire braiding. The project was made for the French champagne brand Ruinart.

Photo: ©Will and Joann
Metalmesh blouse

This is a jewel designed as a garment. The blouse has puffer sleeves and a criss-cross pattern made from metallic weaving. Hundreds of steel wires are assembled together by crimped gold beads to form an ornament that can be worn. The technique used to make this was specially developed by Cécile Gray herself.

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