shop small: oeuvres sensibles.
one of a kind, uniquely beautiful but functional hand-embroidered works of art by french artisan sarah espeute.
today we’re visiting marseille-based artisan sarah espeute of oeuvres sensibles. sarah’s work had me at bonjour — i’d never seen anything like her hand-embroidered works of art before, and was instantly smitten. her artful creations include functional tablecloths, runners, napkins, and pillows — but each piece is a modest, ‘sensitive work’ (or oeuvres sensibles in french) of art that tells an intimate story, a daily life, a family memory, a sensitive piece in the heart of everyone.
take for instance ‘la belle endormie’ — a beautiful bedspread made of antique linen depicting a sleeping beauty with her cat, her open book, and her apple. how sweet is that? sarah even takes commissions and offers gift cards so you can create very sentimental works of art for the loved ones in your own life. can you just imagine receiving this kind of uniquely personal gift from someone dear to you? i think i’d burst into tears of happiness.