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  Our stockist in FRANCE: Au Bonheur des Dames in Aix en Provence.     Click on the image to enlarge                     The shop owner is Claudine Gadea and she is a delightful person to work with. Her shop is situated at 11 rue des bouteilles, 13100, Aix en Provence and it is open from Tuesday to Saturday. Her hours are: 9h15-12h30 and 14h-19h. Tel: 04 42 23 28 28 Claudine opened her shop in 1971, and she keeps my range of silk ribbons (which are marketed under their own Fleur de Ruban label), my books in French, and the printed panels for my books. Martine Biessy, a gifted embroiderer, teaches silk ribbon embroidery in Claudine’s shop. Martine’s work has been featured in many magazines and she helped edit some of my books into French. Thank you Martine! To read more about this talented team, do visit their website here. If you plan to visit the area (lucky you!) you can contact Claudine by email on   You are welcome to visit the website of my French publisher to view my books in French.     Here are Martine's designs from the series: the four-seasons, which appeared in Marie Claire Idées magazine.   click on the images to enlarge                                                                                              
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