Elodie is the shop owner. She is so sweet, and I certainly enjoyed meeting her.
Elodie told me that Florent and Thierry first opened the shop in March, 1995. Then, in 2001, Marie and Chantal bought it. And then, on February 4, 2011, a week before the big needlework show in Paris, Elodie bought the shop.
Des Fils et une Aiguille is fantastic! Every nook and cranny is full of wonderful goodies. Elodie has lots and lots of charts, ribbons, fibers, linen, buttons, books, scissors, and more! I was particularly taken with the many different linen bandings. I've never seen such a wide variety.
Here is Elodie with her lovely smile, standing behind the counter. Look at the array of fibers behind her!
Here is a glimpse of just some of Elodie's many ribbons and linen bandings. Some items from Sajou are in the foreground of the first photo.
Of course, I had to check out all the wonderful goodies.
Look at all the linens!
How about the scissors?
And then there were the books!
Look what was in one of the shop's display cases--A Hornbook Examplar! It was so exciting to see a completed With My Needle project on display in a Paris shop. The stitcher certainly did a wonderful job. I particularly like what she did on the inside with the red wool needlepages--so striking, don't you think?
Elodie, I certainly enjoyed meeting you and seeing your fantastic shop!! I hope our paths will cross again soon!