Bobbin lace is a technique with basic tools. It is weaving, thread by thread whose basic intertwining delighted the artist in its simplicity and ingenuity. In her opinion, it has not been developed to its full potential. This manual weaving enables to cross threads in different ways, so why not do it upside down or in three dimensions?
From there, technical interventions were added and the concept of metal wire adds support to her lace. The artist found flexible wire and dedicated15 years to this work. She continues her research and experimentation in order to develop ways to work with bobbin lace without limiting her ideas and taking full advantage of her creative abilities.
Véronique Louppe is a lace maker and constructs elaborated textile on the ancient principal of crossing the threads which is called bobbin lace. She started to learn this technique in 1976 and professionally in 2001. In 2004 she received a bursary from the “Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ)” which enabled her to experiment with metal. This sturdy thread compels the artist to rethink the technique and create non existing lace which could not be made with real threads. The work of lace maker Véronique Louppe was honored in her region of Lanaudière and supported by the CALQ many times. The artist concentrates on finery and sculpture. She developed new textures and made three dimensional laces. Each new creation is made from research. Currently, her creations reached an international reputation. Her creation named Retour was purchased by la Ville de Marche-en-Famenne and was admired during the exhibits “Les Grands-Violons d'art” and “Salon des Métiers d'Art de la Wallonie” as well as the “Salon Lib'Art” a contemporary art studio in 2015 in Belgium. By participating to the latter with her innovated creations it gave her great success! At the end of the year, the artist created three different styles of lace for Antonio Ortega – Couture and was shown in Paris during fashion week 2016.
The grand opening will be held on Sunday the 3rd of April at 2 p.m.