Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Paper and Embroidery - The Pulp Fashion of Isabelle de Borchgrave

I love works in paper and I love embroidery - so we have to love the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave which mixes phenomental papers and fashion.  How someone can make paper look like embroidered silk... just wonderful.  There is a lovely pinterest on her work as well as a documentary to drool over!

This is paper!
She has done pieces for temporary exhibits as well as museums all over Europe reproducing time frames as early as the 16th century all the way through to modern times.  The works her referring to 18th century France are particualrily  yummy!!



  1. Her work is amazing!

  2. Years ago some of her pieces were in Chicago, if I recall at Marshall Fields store downtown. A friend and I made the excursion to see them and they were amazing. Just gorgeous and much more detailed than I had imagined. If you can see them in person, do. Thanks for the Pinterist link--I was unaware of it.