Wool & silk
Laurine Malengreau comes from a generation of contemporary textile artists inspired by the rich heritage of the French Aubusson region. Inspired by historical crafts and ancient traditions, Malengreau’s practice explores the Nuno silk technique – an ancient felting tradition with roots in Central Asia.
True to this traditional technique, Malengreau blends natural wool, mohair, merino fibres and silk by hand. Through a gentle washing process, the wool fibres open and become meshed with the silk, transforming the separate raw materials into one lightweight non-woven fabric.
Example works & projects
About the Artist
Laurine Malengreau is a Belgian artist working from her studio in the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie in Aubusson, France. In 2009, she trained under Carmen Escolano, who introduced her to ancient Nuno silk.
Malengreau has exhibited her wall textile art at Paris Design Week, and her work has been auctioned at The Maison Drouot auction house (Paris, France). Recognised by discerning collectors internationally, Malengreau’s work is held in private collections throughout Europe.