Content : Haute Loire is a French region known for Lace since 16th century, but first for the “Guipure du Puy”. At the beginning of the 19th century, Théodore - brilliant designer of lace - notes that Saint Julien "lace-makers“ are skilled and original in their lace. He sets up a factory in Craponne-sur-Arzon area.
The so-called Craponne lace was born!
It is characterized by:
• rounded floral patterns,
• a cord which structures the pattern,
• work that plays on light and shadow.
This first French title on Craponne lace offers:
• a history of Craponne lace,
• 12 patterns, with detailed explanations, ranging from the most simple ones to the most complex,
• an opening on polychrome lace.
The patterns are intended for advanced lace makers (no beginners).
This work is carried out within the framework of the Hôtel de la Dentelle de Brioude by Madame Arpin, creative artist and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”.