Antique Silk bobbin spool, Saint. Etienne the world home of ribbon making
Stepping into my husbands grandmothers apartment overlooking the Place Jean Jaures in St. Etienne is a thrill for the silk fiend in me. The walls are covered in silk tapestries created by another silk family (and cousins) les Frères Neyret, and collected by Papy Georgy. A Silk loom with sumptious deep fuschia silk spools doesn't look out of place in the corridor. But my favourite silk-making artefact is a wooden board which holds ancient silk spools in rich jewel tones. I can never take enough pictures of this and I realised I had never shared it here.
I also love this silk painting which was created in 1954 to commermorate the 150 years of the Colcombet Silk making company (COLCOMBET FRANÇOIS & Cie) which shows the different 'robe de l'époque' over the previous 150 years.