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Solenne Jolivet

Solenne Jolivet Embroiderer
French, English, Italian
By appointment only
+33 637458999
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The thread as a pixel

  • • Solenne injects modernity in her embroidery
  • • She works for French fashion houses
  • • She trained at Ecole Duperré and IFM in Paris

Solenne Jolivet is an embroiderer. While mastering authentic savoir-faire and the traditional techniques of embroidery, she is constantly pushing the boundaries of her discipline. Solenne aims to develop a non-figurative embroidery, where the thread is the only creator of the effects generated. Nothing is shining. Nothing is decoration. Everything is an evocation of an engraving or a painting, a hint of pastel or watercolour. Solenne draws her inspiration from nature and its colour palette. Discovering new landscapes allows her to sharpen her perception of textures and shades. In parallel to handcrafting her own creations, Solenne continues to work on assignment for fashion houses and embroidery ateliers.

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Photo: ©Amélie Canon
Feutre mauve sur coton blanc, spray noir

Embroidery sample with white cotton thread and felt, red paint covered with blue threads.

Length 60 cm
Height 90 cm

Photo: ©Amélie Canon
Soie et mine de plomb sur peinture blanche

This needle embroidery, is created with red pearl silk, white paint and graphite on a white organza fabric.

Length 60 cm
Height 90 cm

Photo: ©Victoria Tanto
Maculato #5

This embroidered piece features an intricate double gradient of black and blue hued threads. The piece was created using black viscose and silk threads as well as blue oval silk threads.

Length 43 cm
Height 65 cm

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