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Laurentine Périlhou

  • Macramé maker
  • Limbrassac, France
  • Master Artisan
Laurentine Périlhou Macramé maker
French, English
By appointment only
+33 637623688
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Making macramé noble again

  • • The knot is Laurentine’s means of expression
  • • She discovered macramé in Chile
  • • She collaborates with luxury fashion houses and interior designers

An absolute trust in the potential of macramé was all Laurentine Périlhou and her companion Clément needed to embark on a career path with this craft. The couple discovered the art of knotting while on a trip to Chile, in 2008. They were particularly fascinated by the work of a master craftsman, Felipe, who had a unique way of applying the technique. Seduced by the skill, Laurentine and Clément started to create macramé jewellery. From unexpected encounters to a young designer's award, their work soon became noticed, to the point of being contacted by the haute couture maison Jean Paul Gaultier. This was the beginning of an exciting expansion. Today, Laurentine continues to revive macramé through many projects, “being at the service of a savoir-faire, to bring it into the modern age.”

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  • ©emmanuelle braun
  • ©marion saettele
  • ©ambassade de France
  • ©Stephane Ruchaud
  • ©Laurentine Perilhou
Photo: ©emmanuelle braun
L’Herbier Sauvage

This decorative wall painting is composed of flowers and leaves that are embroidered onto the canvas and suggest an herbarium of wildflowers. The colour palette is soft, with some denser colours such as blues and greens that emerge gently.

Photo: ©marion saettele
Petites Fleurs

These delicate light pink flowers are made from a very fine polyester thread and are formed by a succession of knots. Each flower is adorned with a Swarovski crystal in the centre.

Photo: ©ambassade de France
Curtain tiebacks

Designed for the French Embassy in Rome, Villa Bonaparte, this gold tieback is made of tactel thread. It features a delicate leaf motif, entirely made of macramé.

Photo: ©Stephane Ruchaud
Or en jacquard

This haute couture macramé top is made in flat stitches from a polyester yarn. Diamond-shaped patterns finished with metallic leaves in different shades of gold are woven around looser threads, creating a subtle contrast.

Photo: ©Laurentine Perilhou

This series of gold-coloured vase covers are entirely made of macramé. They are composed of different floral patterns and have been made from lurex threads.

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