Spinning magic, inside a 150 year old silk jacquard ribbon factory

During the Winter, I went to visit our family’s silk factory, Julien Faure, in St. Etienne. It was holiday time so the floor was eerily empty but I got a chance to see the room where they still use these beautiful old wooden Jacquard looms. It blew me away, and I couldn’t resist sharing some photographs with you here.




When I look at my collection of saved and salvaged echantillons and I imagine that they too were created on these very looms, I feel humbled and privileged to be a part of this heritage or ‘patrimoine’ as my French family call it.