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Celebrating the Book Release of Anatomy of a Tapestry: Techniques, Materials, Care
Master weaver Jean Pierre Larochette and his daughter, textile conservator and weaver Yadin Larochette
will discuss the genesis of their recent book Anatomy of a Tapestry: Techniques, Materials, Care.
This endeavor is from the heart, with the aim of sharing their passion for this magnificent art form.
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Jean Pierre Larochette was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of Armand Larochette, a third generation French Aubusson tapestry weaver. Jean Pierre apprenticed at his father’s workshop and in 1963-64 studied and worked under the direction of internationally known French tapestry artist Jean Lurçat. He was co-founder and director of the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop and teacher at the San Francisco State University textile program in the 1970s and 80s. Based in Berkeley, California for the past five decades, he has collaborated on work with his wife designer Yael Lurie, exhibiting and holding workshops internationally.
was born in Bariloche, Argentina, and has been weaving tapestries since the age of 6, when her father Jean Pierre Larochette built her first loom. She studied tapestry at the Manufacture Nationale de la tapesserie des Gobelins, received a BA in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MS from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She ran a successful private practice in textile conservation for 10 years, based in Los Angeles, California, before accepting her current position as Museum and Conservation Liaison for Tru Vue, Inc. Yadin is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic works, and has served on the boards of the North American Textile Conservation Conference and the Western Association for Art Conservation.