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.
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.
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?
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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