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© Sabine Halm
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Sabine Halm

Sabine Halm Lacemaker
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 0555476091
© Jean-François Auzannea

A family legacy of lacemaking

  • • Sabine creates lace for textiles and fashion accessories
  • • She developed a unique technique for her textile pieces
  • • Her workshop is represented by Ateliers d’Art de France

Fate can sometimes be full of surprises. Born in New Caledonia, Sabine Halm first worked as a dental technician and later as a jeweller. She discovered tatting by chance, as she was leafing through a book, and found out that she came from a family of spinners and weavers from the north of France. One of her ancestors practiced tatting and her name was Sabine, just like hers. Between 2005 and 2016, she taught herself the skills, driven by a fierce desire to revive her family's savoir-faire. In 2016, she surrounded herself with like minded people and created Madrigal.b, her workshop located in Saint-Sulpice-les-feuilles in the Limousin region. She was recently awarded top prize in the heritage category for the New Aquitaine region in the Ateliers d'Art de France competition.

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Works

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  • © Jean-François Auzanneau
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  • © Jean-François Auzanneau
  • © Jean-François Auzanneau
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19th Century Lace

With the reconstruction of this beard, to be able to explore and immerse yourself in a world that was ours, through this fashion of the 19th century. The network, the lines, loose threads and knots, the comings and goings of the thread give life to a new story, a return to the story of "True lace". Slow work of precision, thoroughness, precision, precision of movement and exact tension of the thread.

Length 131 cm
Width 12 cm

Sabine Halm Lacemaker
Photo: © Jean-François Auzanneau
Galère portugaise

This textile sculpture was created using techniques personally created by Sabine. She intertwines and crosses the path of the thread giving new life to all the thread used. Her inspiration for the piece comes from the material itself.

Length 13 cm
Width 4.5 cm
Height 8 cm

Sabine Halm Lacemaker
Photo: © Jean-François Auzanneau
Cérianthe

This textile sculpture, formed like a sea anemone, was created using techniques personally created by Sabine. When working, Sabine wants to handle the material in a very particular way and give it life though a meticulous technique which consists of intertwining and crossing the path of the thread. In doing so, the material takes on its own personality.

Length 12 cm
Width 6 cm
Height 8 cm

Sabine Halm Lacemaker
Photo: © Jean-François Auzanneau
Skinfaxi

This hand embroidered textile sculpture was created using an intricate embroidery technique developed by Sabine. What attracts and intrigues her are forms. Sabine abandons any construction hierarchy and frees her hands from these constraints. In Norse mythology, Skinfaxi is a fabulous cosmic horse, ridden by the god of the day Dagr and would illuminate the sky.

Length 12 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 8 cm

Sabine Halm Lacemaker
Photo: © Jean-François Auzanneau
Accrétion

This hand embroidered textile sculpture was created using an intricate embroidery technique developed by Sabine Halm. The effects of repeated gestures guide her through the piece and inspire its design along the way. Sabine finds the work hypnotic and meditative work. “I must free myself from this fruitful creative tension.”

Length 8 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 10 cm

Sabine Halm Lacemaker

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