BlueTerracotta

Encounter the extraordinary in 'common' species!

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Announcement    While the post office here in Lyon, France, is open, packages will take a bit longer to arrive. So, have a look at my new pdf downloadable patterns and make it yourself! No waiting, no wondering, no bother.

We are scrupulously respecting social distancing measures, and barrier gestures, and I am at my work table most of the day creating beautiful things for you, with great pleasure. All of my items are made in a clean environment, stored in airtight containers until purchased and then are shipped to you by registered post.

Herein lies an ode to childhood summers spent surrounded by Nature’s most tiny wonders, steeped in youthful curiosity, a not-so-objective observer of the everyday lives of ants, bees and butterflies, a friendly helper to over-turned beetles, a serious student of the intricate weavings of spiders, wielding your magical magnifying glass and observing not only with your senses but also in your heart.

Join me in helping our much-loved insect species: for certain items, a small amount is donated to The Nature Conservancy whose work includes protection of habitats in order to “preserve the diversity of life on Earth.”

♦ Have you got an idea for a beloved butterfly in the form of a brooch, hair accessory or sculpture? Perhaps your state's official butterfly. Or a moth from your childhood summers. Let me create a butterfly or moth just for you. Contact me for a custom order.
Expect 3-4 weeks for the completion of custom orders.


SHIPPING INFO :

All items are shipped from France by registered post. You will receive a tracking number once your package has shipped.

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

♦ Wholesale inquiries welcome

It’s a sunlit summer afternoon for you, no matter where you go, no matter what the season. Discover insect collecting from a fresh perspective. No equipment required. No harm done.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 1, 2021

While the post office here in Lyon, France, is open, packages will take a bit longer to arrive. So, have a look at my new pdf downloadable patterns and make it yourself! No waiting, no wondering, no bother.

We are scrupulously respecting social distancing measures, and barrier gestures, and I am at my work table most of the day creating beautiful things for you, with great pleasure. All of my items are made in a clean environment, stored in airtight containers until purchased and then are shipped to you by registered post.

Herein lies an ode to childhood summers spent surrounded by Nature’s most tiny wonders, steeped in youthful curiosity, a not-so-objective observer of the everyday lives of ants, bees and butterflies, a friendly helper to over-turned beetles, a serious student of the intricate weavings of spiders, wielding your magical magnifying glass and observing not only with your senses but also in your heart.

Join me in helping our much-loved insect species: for certain items, a small amount is donated to The Nature Conservancy whose work includes protection of habitats in order to “preserve the diversity of life on Earth.”

♦ Have you got an idea for a beloved butterfly in the form of a brooch, hair accessory or sculpture? Perhaps your state's official butterfly. Or a moth from your childhood summers. Let me create a butterfly or moth just for you. Contact me for a custom order.
Expect 3-4 weeks for the completion of custom orders.


SHIPPING INFO :

All items are shipped from France by registered post. You will receive a tracking number once your package has shipped.

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

♦ Wholesale inquiries welcome

It’s a sunlit summer afternoon for you, no matter where you go, no matter what the season. Discover insect collecting from a fresh perspective. No equipment required. No harm done.

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About BlueTerracotta

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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, Designer

    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 the artist within.

  • Camille

    Model, Designer, Maker

    Illustrator and embroideress, Camille uses pencil and thread to create whimsical characters and motifs based on nature and everyday life.

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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!