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Oeuvres Sensibles 'A Lot of Hands' Hand-Embroidered Linen Table Runner


'A Lot of Hands' Hand-Embroidered Linen Table Runner300cm (l) x 60cm (w) / 117.2" (l) x 23.4" (w)


'A Lot of Hands' Hand-Embroidered Linen Rectangular Tablecloth380cm (l) x 165cm (w) / 148.4" (l) x 64.5" (w)


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Self-taught Sarah Espeute founded Oeuvres Sensibles with a vision to tell stories through the art of embroidery – stories that are poetic and convivial, centred around the seemingly insignificant moments of daily life. Once she’s dreamed up a design, she passes it on to independent artists in Marseille who then hand-embroider it onto vintage French linen and cotton, hence the unique charm of each piece. The ‘A Lot of Hands’ table runner is a smile-inducing choice, detailed with hands, bread and wine in black cotton thread.

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Meet the Maker:

Oeuvres Sensibles

From her studio in Marseille, French artist Sarah Espeute – founder of Oeuvres Sensibles – handcrafts embroidered table linen that has a poetic, minimalist slant. She sources her linen and cotton from all over France, hand-selecting fabrics with rich family histories and lifespans of around 50-100 years. Each modest piece, be it a napkin or tablecloth, tells a story of its own, capturing nostalgic moments through humble scenes from daily life. Our curation is exclusively hand-embroidered with designs centred around outdoor gatherings with loved ones, a theme that’s sure to elicit a warm, affectionate response.