La Martinière-Diderot, Lyon, France

  • Hi, here are some pieces of our textile heritage :

    In the silk workshop we visited :

     a loom, still in use


    Bobbin threads and a woven  table (Jacquard picture)


    In our school :

    • This is a very old Jacquard loom :

    • This is a punched card for a loom :

    In our city :

    Claude Martin, former apprentice to a silk weaver, who then became a soldier, a businessman and indigo farmer in India, and eventually the founder of our school in Lyon :

     From silk to indigo