Marianne Batlle.

Marianne Batlle is a French artist.


FROM YOUR DESKS: How do you work?

MARIANNE BATLLE: Most of the time, I work alone. I put my white blouse, my “métier à border”  near the window, listening to music or the radio.

FYD: What is your favorite sentimental object at your workspace and why?

MB: Currently, my favorite sentimental object is the first painting I did of the place in Marseille where I used to go on holidays. It’s looking back and remembering me, my friends, the sea and summer.

FYD: What is your favorite or most required work tool?

MB: The name of my required work tool is “Le crochet de Lunéville” (Lunéville is a town that spécialized on haute couture embroidery).

Fashion is what I do and art is what I will love…



FYD:  How long does each broach take to create?  

MB: This is always a mystery… but I spend most of my time in front of my embroidery.

FYD:  What are your favorite materials to work with ?

MB: Beads. Sometimes, I create embroideries with paper, plastic, and other unusual materials.

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FYD:  What is the criteria for embroidery and crocheting? Is it simply patience?

MB: Often people say to me, what patience you must have! And I tell them, Do it or else! Work requires a lot of patience, that’s why it is better to love what you do. Embroidery allows me a rare luxury: the dream! Dreaming about working (it reminds me a bit of singing dwarfs in Snow White!)

I spend most of my time in front of my embroidery.

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FYD:  How do you select those personalities for your broaches?

MB: These are just the people I love.

FYD:  What fashion and artist era inspires you?

MB: That’s difficult to answer. I can say that fashion is what I do and art what I love to do.

FYD:  How do fashion and sex cohabitate?

MB: I think fashion and sex are made for loving.


FYD: If Coco and Karl met; do you think they would get along?

MB: Oh, those two carry very strong temperaments! Maybe I should I study their astral compatibilities.  I guess they were masterful sparks.


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