Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rainy Thursday in France

Our Thursday morning was suppose to include a 90 minute hike to this small town, but the rain was coming down, and we opted for a little car ride to visit this wonderful church that had the most amazing OLD rugs just hanging on the walls.

This was the street just outside the church. I again love the blue shutters!! (Mental note, next shutters!)

We then visited this wonderful artist's studio. She has created wonderful rug art for years. It really is a dying art. These creations can take months or years to make. The one she was working on was really bright orange and purple and black, kind of a crazy cartoon design. She actually was RE-DOING it. Someone else had made one, and the person purchasing it didn't like the way it came out, so now she is doing it. AMAZING. Can you imagine sitting at this loom for months?! Talk about patience! I COULDN'T DO IT!

This is another one of her beautiful pieces. She takes a photo of a piece of art and can create a rug exactly like it!

The full loom below. It sure takes a lot of hand-eye coordination!

Even with the rain, we made the best of the day. We enjoyed a hot chocolat at a nearby coffee shop, and then back to the Chateau.


1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't have the patience to sit at a loom for that long.

    The picture at the top of your post is so beautiful!