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Anneke Foulon, Creative Seamstress


Background :
I was a teacher in Belgium, now I am a seamstress and a singer in France! When I was a little girl, I loved my grandmother’s house, filled with beautiful fabrics, and I also liked watching her while she was sewing. Years later, I found this pleasure by applying myself to sewing in my turn, creating and combining the materials that I like. It was after having left Belgium and my work as professor that the passion that lives in my hands and my heart came to me. In France, I began by living in a community where I built my first studio with the wood and hay, an extension of my pink caravan in which I travelled at the time. Today, my studio is located at home, in the countryside around Eymet.


Activity :
Creation of handcrafted bags, purses… Each piece is unique, made from old fabrics. These recycled fabrics come from donations, are recovered during second-hand sales, from churches, from our great-parents… I worked in the old-fashioned way; my sewing machine is entirely manual.


Philosophy :
The fabrics of the past make me dream, they shine and resonate, their soul transports me elsewhere. In the studio, the noise of an old machine, the movement of hands, the dance of feet... I assemble and unite, another bag is born!
My ideal is to revive the fabrics of our forefathers to give them a second life on the arm of beautiful ladies, to create, simply, in respect of the environment, embroidered bags and various accessories out of my nostalgic imagination.

You can find Anneke and her creations at the summer markets in Beaumont du Périgord, Issigeac, Duras, Ste Foy la Grande and Eymet (evening), as well as on the medieval festivals of the Dropt Valley and at the Battle de Castillon.

She also shows her creations from June to end of September at the Chateau of Biron.


Anneke Foulon
Creative Seamstress

24 500 Saint Aubin de Cadelech
Tel. +33 (0)6 08 17 93 51
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Visit the studio by appointment




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