Monday, December 27, 2010

Haute Couture Embroidery

I have several books put out by Lesage but none in English. As I do not read French I just look at the pictures and make attempts at translating the words. Under the Christmas Tree this year I found a wonderful book Haute Couture Embroidery.... The Art of Lesage the English version published in 1988 by Verdome Press. Needless to say I have been pouring over it every chance I get. The wonderful thing about it is that it has many of the same pictures as the other books I have.
Here real beetle elytra is used.

This also appears in Point De Croix et secrets de broderie

This is a design card in Point De Croix et autres secrets de broiderie as well as shown in this book.

This is not a "how to" book but a history of the Lesage family.The book measures 10X13 and is 167 pages long with loads of colored pictures. I have just began reading it but I already highly recommend its addition to your library.


  1. I have always wanted to know a bit more about Lesage, thank you and Seasons Greetings.

  2. You must be so happy to have a Lesage book in English! :-) :-)