After training at Ecole Lesage and various haute couture studios, Rebecca Devaney is by far the best Irish embroiderer in Paris.
She also has an extremely creative mind which she will transmit to you while teaching classic embroidery stitches.
What you will learn from Rebecca will open unimaginable doors to your creativity. Her classes are in English (her mother tongue) and French with a charming touch of Franglais! With Rebecca, your class will be adapted to your level in traditional embroidery (see class details), or take an inspiring class in customisation on your favourite clothes.
Rebecca Devaney also organises “Textile Tours” for English-speakers from all over the world. Sajou is one of her favourite stops on the tours.
See her site to find out more.
Rebecca Devaney has been teaching Creative Embroidery for over 15 years. She studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and graduated with a BA in Art and Design Education with a specialisation in textiles and received the Education Award (2006) and an MFA in Textile Art and Artefact (2015). She received the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award to research the cultural significance, craft techniques and aesthetic styles of hand embroidery in Mexico and the resulting research has been exhibited internationally. Rebecca has her own art practice and her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows. In September 2017, Rebecca came to Paris to study professional haute couture embroidery at École Lesage and since qualifying has been creating embroidery for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Dolce and Gabbana.
Find out more about her career path on her blog.