Facebook Twitter
Formations en ligne



Why learn lace? And Why in Le Puy-En-Velay?

For many reasons,

Because you desire this since yesterday, or for a long time

If it’s since yesterday, it’s obvious… Do it! It’s not dangerous

If it’s for a long time, it’s a matured decision et you have waited the good time (retirement, children become adults, possibility of taking in charge, lifestyle change, mourning) don’t wait any longer!

Because you want to prove yourself and to your entourage that you are able to carry out a project. You can and will do it!

Because you a life project, a new career counselling, a new goal, it’s time to try in order to not regret not having done it

Because it’s important to save an Art profession, which had almost disappeared, and you feel this duty of preservation and transmission

Because lace has been able to preserve beyond the fashions, a prestige, an indestructible beauty and aura despite its fragility

Because you are attached to the intelligence of the hand led by the creative spirit

Because it's finally you, with your hope and your expectation and because it's us with our love of the job, our expertise, our patience and our desire to receive you for share exceptional moments,


But lace will bring you

Oblivion of the life problem and daily life, disappearance of stress

Effort in understanding of threads passage which force to think. The truth is that easy thing has little value.

It is the constant concentration in searching perfection that requires silence… That is what we lost and what we find in realizing lace. Privileged moment only for you.

It is the oblivion of time passing.

It is finally the joy, satisfaction and pride of the realized piece


Why in Le Puy-En-Velay ?

Because Le Puy-En-Velay is the oldest lace center in France (End 15th century, early 16th century)

Because Le Puy-En-Velay was the most important lace center in France (Le Puy and its region counting more than 100 000 lacemakers)

Because La Puy-En-Velay is the only city in France which still counted professional lacemakers in 1975. All very, very old.

Because it was in Le Puy-En-Velay, in 1974, that lace woke up thanks to the creation of the Bobbin Lace Learning Center. It was the origin of the revival of lace in France and in Europe.

Because it was in Le Puy-En-Velay that the first and only “Atelier Conservatoir National de la Dentelle du Puy” in the world, was opened in 1976. It is a part of the “Mobilier National” (Ministry of Culture)

Because it is in Le Puy-En-Velay that the reopening of the Competition of the Best Worker in France was made

Because it is in Le Puy-En-Velay and by the Center that the creation of the Certificate of professional ability (CAP in France) and the Certificate of Art Profession (BMA in France) of Lace Art was wanted, followed and realized

Because it is in Le Puy-En-Velay that unfold national test of bobbin lace

 Because it is in Le Puy-En-Velay and in the Center, there is the biggest number of qualified and salaried teachers Some of them have more than 25 years of practice.

Because it is in Le Puy-En-Velay and in the Center that you will find every informations aboit bobbin lace techniques, every level and every categories: leisure, professional training, certificate preparation, correspondence course (the duration can change from one week to many months)

Because Le Puy-En-Velay is an old, authentic, colored city. The Center is in the old city in a street frequent by lacemakers in the past.


We are waiting for you! Join us in calm atmosphere and pleasure in pleasant and friendly condition.

You will find in the Center, the same courses for gold embroidery and Lunéville embroidery called Haute-Couture embroidery.

982 273 visitors
Mentions légales-www.itnt.fr
Production / Repairs Library ressources Textile library Reportages Coin des cartophiles Online visit Spot sale Derni�res nouvelles
Warning: Unknown: Your script possibly relies on a session side-effect which existed until PHP 4.2.3. Please be advised that the session extension does not consider global variables as a source of data, unless register_globals is enabled. You can disable this functionality and this warning by setting session.bug_compat_42 or session.bug_compat_warn to off, respectively in Unknown on line 0