Nantes: Pour L'Amour du Fil
‘Pour l’Amour du Fil’ is a must-visit annual treat for needlework aficionados. Meaning ‘for the love of thread,’ the show brings together over 120 exhibitors from around the world in a five-day celebration of all things thread that ranges from inspiring exhibitions to tempting textile stalls via live, wide-screen demonstrations from leading artists.
Our tour gives you two full days to explore the show, which for 2018 will be based around the theme ‘On Dirait le Sud’ – spirit of the south. The themes are always enticing; 2017’s edition, for example, asked participating exhibitors to respond to ‘Boho Indie’, an invitation that elicited such aesthetic delights as an exhibition of 30 historic Welsh quilts and archival documents drawn from Jen Jones’ remarkable collection and an immersive display of colour from Kaffe Fassett.
The event also attracts an impressive roster of invited artists who come together to show their work and share their knowledge and passion. The line-up for 2018 is still to be announced, but previous names include David Butler, the artist behind modern folk brand Parson Gray; kimono expert Misao Wada and the author of Quilts from the Colonies, Margaret Mew.
On receiving your deposit we will contact you to learn which airport you wish to fly from and go over additional tour details. Please have your passport details ready to provide.