rural France

I learned knitting, crochet and all other 'useful and decorative' crafts still in primary school, as a little girl. It was my favourite class. Later on in grammar school this was no longer taught, but as I was rather skinny and couldn't buy clothes easily, my mother arranged for me to have private lessons in sewing/dressmaking - from the age of 12. The sewing teacher taught me even more techniques, outside dressmaking, and any work with ... Read Full Bio »

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