My name is Iby Lippold. I was a child, hungry for knowledge and beauty.
At night I couldn’t fall asleep, I had ideas about creating beautiful clothes.
I drew them, then I fell asleep…
The years went by and I became an accountant.
I was also part of a project to build a children’s orphanage.
I used the accounting skills I learned to support this project.
It was a good time where I had resonsibility and could grow.
I thought before that, accounting was not creative, but it is.
Moving to Germany and staying at home with my children,
I had the opportunity to develop in many fields:
webdesign, photography, I learned to paint, I wrote a book, I was a blogger.
The hunger for culture, music and art has never diminished.
Looking one day in an online museum I discovered a beautiful embroidery.
I didn’t know what the technique was, but reading the description I found out the name of this technique.
Researching further, I discovered Lesage, one of the most famous schools of artistic embroidery in France.
The desire to go there didn’t leave me, and in 2017 I took my first course there.
The embroidery technique I learned there was tambour embroidery.
It started as a hobby, I had no pressure to work in this field …
it was just the chance to discover something new and to satisfy my hunger for knowledge.
Two years ago, during a visit to the Creative Fair, I stopped to admire the wonderful laces of the Lace Guild wonderful ladies,
this art that has been passed down from generation to generation.
I was fascinated by the energy and enthusiasm of the women at the stand.
When I spoke with one of the ladies from the stand and she heard that I had learned tambour embroidery,
she invited me to demonstrate this wonderful technique there .
This woman’s heart beats to preserve the tradition and the craftsmanship
She encouraged me to do the same.
I started teaching this wonderful art of embroidery.
So far I have been teaching fashion designers, costume designers,
business women who want to find an inner peace, or just wonderful women who love beauty.
This time was a challenge for me ….
I had to think a lot about all the techniques I had learned in this métier,
to organize them and then pass them on with courage, patience and joy.
I grew beyond myself.
Living daily with these wonderful materials and using these special techniques
gave me an indescribable fulfillment, satisfaction and joy.
At the same time I had the support and mentoring of a teacher from Paris.
Lesage had once said the famous phrase,
“A country that loses its craftsmanship is a country that is dying.“
This embroidery technique is like magic.
The Luneville embroidery hook is like a pencil that writes stories,
describes the state of my heart and puts my dreams on silk.
In this way I encourage my students to be brave, to take decisions, to create
and to become free from any fear of failure.
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