BlueTerracotta

Encounter the extraordinary in 'common' species!

Lyon, France · 528 Sales

BlueTerracotta

Encounter the extraordinary in 'common' species!

Lyon, France 528 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   It’s a sunlit summer afternoon for you, no matter where you go, no matter what the season. Discover butterfly collecting from a fresh perspective! I am finally on Instagram! Follow the link below to see lots of behind-the-scenes photos of what's happening in the workroom.

Saving the planet one rescued fabric scrap at a time, I re-purpose sumptuous upholstery remnants and fashion them into your best-loved butterflies and other insects. A small donation is made to The Nature Conservancy for certain items.

♦ Visit http://blueterracotta.bigcartel.com/email-updates
to subscribe to my monthly message about wildlife (mostly insects) + a code for 15% off your first (or next) purchase!

♦ Contact me for a custom order if you'd like to see your preferred butterfly 'come to life' in fabric.

♦ Wholesale inquiries welcome

♦ My work is also available at
The Firefly Gallery, Paso Robles, California
The Ruby Box, Portland Oregon
La Casa das Portas, Tavira, Portugal
Criollo, Lyon, France

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 27, 2016

It’s a sunlit summer afternoon for you, no matter where you go, no matter what the season. Discover butterfly collecting from a fresh perspective! I am finally on Instagram! Follow the link below to see lots of behind-the-scenes photos of what's happening in the workroom.

Saving the planet one rescued fabric scrap at a time, I re-purpose sumptuous upholstery remnants and fashion them into your best-loved butterflies and other insects. A small donation is made to The Nature Conservancy for certain items.

♦ Visit http://blueterracotta.bigcartel.com/email-updates
to subscribe to my monthly message about wildlife (mostly insects) + a code for 15% off your first (or next) purchase!

♦ Contact me for a custom order if you'd like to see your preferred butterfly 'come to life' in fabric.

♦ Wholesale inquiries welcome

♦ My work is also available at
The Firefly Gallery, Paso Robles, California
The Ruby Box, Portland Oregon
La Casa das Portas, Tavira, Portugal
Criollo, Lyon, France

Laura Jacquemond

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Laura Jacquemond

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I've been embroidering up a storm, and today I've started adding some tiny embroidered beetles to the shop!
New hoop art: the Monarch is the state butterfly of WV, VT, TX, MN, IL, ID, AL !
I'm working on some new hoop embroideries, take a look!
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About

It's a sunlit summer afternoon for you, no matter where you go, no matter what the season.

Remember how it all began? When you felt safely cradled by Mother Nature?

Allow yourself to journey back to the wonder of childhood – without the homework or curfews.

Clip a fabric insect into your hair, clasp a butterfly necklace around your neck and suddenly, you’re back to those untroubled summer days of childhood. Bees whirring by your ear. Mouthwatering drops of honeysuckle nectar on your hopeful tongue. The rise and fall of the cicada song. A splash of buttercup yellow under your friend’s chin. The evening air filled with firefly glow.

I reconstruct those memories for you, right in my workroom.

Engagingly elegant fabric leftovers combine with threads in zesty colors. A few inches of venerable antique lace and just a thimbleful of ambrosial glass beads join with trims, some serene, some sassy, to perfect. Field guide photos and illustrated artist plates contribute authenticity. And poetic license is always invited.

All the realistic charm you can stand.

No buzz, whir or sting. I promise.

A leafy hairband of oak, fig or fern calls has all eyes on your hair. A shimmery green jacquard cicada brooch perches on your shoulder. An endangered Karner Blue butterfly adorns your neck because you love detail, reflection and symmetry equally.

You wear these to work, to the annual charity banquet, to your best friend’s garden party, or to your niece’s birthday bash. To accentuate your beauty.

What’s that saying about beauty being painful? It may or may not be true, but surely the earth doesn’t have to suffer.

You know our big blue planet isn’t disposable, that’s why you’re playing for keeps.

When I was eight, my pop-pop presented me with a manilla folder, telling me there was a treasure inside. I pulled out a few 8×11″ color prints of the earth taken from space. In fact, these were the very first photos looking over the pale bumpy surface of the moon towards our brilliant blue marble hanging against a curtain of black.

That’s why I’m a seamstress and maker, fixer and mender, an avid gatherer of fabric remnants and scraps.

These days, you’ll often find me hunting for sumptuous upholstery leftovers at one of the many tapissiers here in Lyon, France and toting my rescued scraps, er..., I mean gems back home by the bagful.

Investing in a handmade textile butterfly means you’re helping to keep heaps upon heaps of fabric from ending up in the landfill.Together, we can reduce waste. We know our earth is not a dustbin.

Discover butterfly collecting from a fresh perspective.
No equipment required.

Let's chat more about butterflies, bees, or other favorite insects!
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  • Laura

    Owner, Maker

    A nimble-fingered textile artist with an eye for color, Laura wants to live in a world where animals are respected, insects are invited to tea, and all people are encouraged to cultivate their uniqueness and creativity.

  • Camille

    Model

    Model and occasional shop assistant

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2016
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Wholesale availability

Certain items are available for wholesale to shops. Contact me for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

Contact me for a custom order of your favorite butterfly, moth, or other insect!