Lacemaking and Technical Bobbin Lace | Puy-en-Velay Workshop

The Atelier Conservatoire National de la Dentelle du Puy-en-Velay was created in 1976 to promote a highly technical traditional technique, creating lace with contemporary motifs. Discover this expertise!

By Mobilier National, Manufacture des Gobelins, de Beauvais, de la Savonnerie

Dentelle aux fuseauxMobilier National, Manufacture des Gobelins, de Beauvais, de la Savonnerie

At Le Puy-en-Velay, the lacework intertwines and crosses the bobbins to form the stitches by following the layout of the pattern.

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Dentelle de l'atelier du Puy en velayMobilier National, Manufacture des Gobelins, de Beauvais, de la Savonnerie

 The complexity of the lace lies in the great variety of stitches, which can require hundreds of bobbins.

Stitches are held in place by pins pushed into the pad.

 

Napperon conçu par l'atelier du Puy en VelayMobilier National, Manufacture des Gobelins, de Beauvais, de la Savonnerie

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