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round the corner from Notre Dame, hidden in a quiet street away from the tourists, happens to be the best needlepoint workshops in Paris
– Tapisseries de la Bûcherie
– where you can find the most gorgeous needlepoint patterns available. Should you not be traveling to Paris soon, have no fear – La Bucherie offers an online store
, bringing Paris to your front door!
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But I must confess for me Notre Dame is my first choice!
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- Hand painted designs on monofil or penelope, or printed designs on penelope.
- DMC Medici wool and/or hand-dyed wool at Aubusson, France
- Needlepoint needles.
- Instructions for the stitch to be used according to the canvas you pick.
The Gobelin or Aubusson stitch on a penelope canvas imitates the old tapestries and is quite easy to learn. They put instructions and drawings in each kit. If you have a problem, email them and they will assist you.
Diva Tip: Perhaps my favorite feature of the store is that if you have an antique armchair you’d like to recover Tapisseries de la Bûcherie gives you instructions on to-make-armchair-needlepoint.asp”>how you can create your own needlepoint pattern for your armchair!
Tapisseries de la Bûcherie
2, rue du Haut Pavi
Hours: 2pm-7pm daily except for Sunday
Or shop online http://www.bucherie.com/
Do you plan on visiting the shop soon? Print directions and a map!
The Antiques Diva™