Your very own silk route

Discover Atelier de Soierie, a silk printing workshop close to Place des Terreaux.

Last updated date : 28/08/2019
Open from Mon. to Fri.: 9:30 AM-1 PM and 2 PM-6:30 PM Sat.: 9 AM-1 PM and 2 PM-6 PM. Closed on bank holidays.
Atelier de Soierie 33 rue Romarin - 69001 Lyon 1er

If you always thought that silk in Lyon is restricted to Jacquard weaving looms and the canuts, L’Atelier de Soierie is here to open up new vistas and show you century-old techniques.

Here, you won't see a "bistanclaque" (the name given to weaving looms in Lyon) but work tables where silks take on a wide array of glorious colours. The workshop, which is still in activity, is specialised in silk squares.

This is your chance to find out all about flat screen printing (a process similar to silk-screen printing) or the dyeing of panne velours velvet. Here, veritable works of art unfold before your very eyes, one colour at a time: Picasso, Klimt and Miró, to name a few. These textile works are sold in the stores of the most prestigious museums. So why not buy your own directly from the manufacturer at the workshop store?

A timeless place where you can talk to enthusiastic artisans busy perpetuating Lyon's textile history! 

Eléonore

Eléonore is the romantic member of the team! Rumour has it that she knows her classics better than anyone else, and if you want to strike up a conversation with her, just mention Jane Austen, and you'll be away!

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Openings
  • Open from Mon. to Fri.: 9:30 AM-1 PM and 2 PM-6:30 PM, Sat.: 9 AM-1 PM and 2 PM-6 PM. Closed on bank holidays.
Prices
  • Free of charge. Group rate available for over 40 people : 6€ /pers.
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Atelier de Soierie

33 rue Romarin - 69001 Lyon 1er

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