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Paths traced out by multicoloured threads, marked by pearls, gems and feathers,
a ship adorned by a silk or linen sail,
I wend through and sail on the lands and seas of my imagination
guided by the compass of my emotions.
Motionless traveller, elated by colorful silky mists,
I scout here, elsewhere, yesterday, today, tomorrow,
draw endlessly bit by bit my thoughts and embroider sprigs of poetry
wherever my fantasy takes me.

Françoise Wintz
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If you’d like to follow my detours, click on « actualité « , you’ll have all informations about the current and future exhibitions.

And if you’d like to have a glimpse of my work, click on « galerie »
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Embroiderer?

Using ancient techniques, I write in the vertical and horizontal lines of the warp and the weft, playing with the empty and the full to, alternately, hide or unveil. Between inside and outside, ask the intimate…I try to reveal the nobility of the fabrics and materials I use, but above all I hope to suspend time, make one dream, think, meditate, offer a little bit of serenity, of humanity.

Each item is a journey, I explore, out of time, in an endless quest for balance, harmony and perfection which will transcend technique in order to reach senses and emotion.

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Member of the textile art collective Exploratrices

Member of the Frémaa (federation of art trades in Alsace)

Member of Ateliers d’Art de France (association supporting professionals and promoting the arts and crafts of excellence, in France and abroad)

Prix National création contemporaine (National award for contemporary creations) – Art Trades Major Award – 2009

Prix création contemporaine Région Alsace (Alsatian award for contemporary creations) – Séma Art Trades Award – 2009

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Textile artist – embroiderer (since 2000)                                                                      Creation of unique pieces. Textile as a full-fledged means of expression…

Consultant teacher – fashion design and textile design (since 2009)                      Strasbourg University, MASTER 1 & 2 Color, Architecture & Space.

Teacher in Color (since 1997), MJM Training Center Strasbourg

Free lance textile designer/colorist (1983 – 2005)

Creation of drawings and prototypes collections for printing in fashion, lingerie, child fashion, but most of all interior design: upholstery fabrics, bed and table linens, wallpapers, tableware, etc.                                                                                                                      Style and layout of collections, in-depth work on colours in the field of hand-knotted rugs (Nepal and China), tufted rugs (India), and mechanical rugs (Belgium).

Regular involvement in professional showrooms: Heimtextil (Frankfurt), Indigo (Lille, Brussels), Domotex (Hanover), etc.

Free-lance colorist on the women and children’s clothing collection – Cacharel, Paris 1983                                                                                                                            Dressmaker at the house of luxury haute couture and ready-to-wear – Givenchy, Paris (1982)

Degree in Arts Décoratifs De Strasbourg, Strasbourg (1981)                            National Degree of Beaux Arts, Strasbourg (1981)

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