by Bill Skidmore
I first became involved with the Tapestry Museum in Aubusson a few years ago. We happened to be covering a show about an hour away, so it was an opportunity not to be missed.
After speaking to staff at the museum, it became obvious to them, I was not just a normal visiting tourist. Jean and I were taken behind the scenes and were involved in technical discussions, even helping with some technical translating of terms and processes; knowing what these were we could give the English version. We were invited to see their apprentices at work and go to other ateliers and dyehouses in the area.