'When the daughters of an antique dealer and an astrophysicist meet...'
They tell stories. Stories about materials and textures, sewn stories, unstitched and undone, their stories, other people’s, and the ones they enjoy inventing. This is what Marie Macon and Anne-Laure Lesquoy have been doing through their collections of accessories since 2009. Now sharing their activity between Paris and Granville, they design off-the-wall yet always elegant accessories, subtly matching the useful and beautiful, boldness and humor.
The cannetille method uses a fine wire coiled around a needle to form tendrils that are cut and stitched onto the fabric just like beads. Beading as well as gold and silver embroidery have been used both in Asia and Europe since the 17th century. Macon & Lesquoy's hand-embroidered jewels are made in Pakistan in the workshop of Mister Muhammad, whose grandfather embroidered military uniforms during the British Empire, and passed the trade on to his son, who in turn handed it down to his son.
x Wire coil embroidery on fabric with brooch attachment
x Dimensions 4.4 x 3.3 in (11.3 x 8.5 cm)
x Do not put in the washing machine, do not wash.
x Handmade in Pakistan