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  • Text & Textile — 12
    December 5, 2022 Noémie Vaillancourt

    Text & Textile — 12

    Sitting behind my sewing machine in front of the four large windows, I look at the mottled birches and the immense conifer completely enveloped by the last snow. We did not cut the two entwined maple trees near the house....

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  • Text & Textile — 11
    October 6, 2022 Noémie Vaillancourt

    Text & Textile — 11

    I am raised by my grandmother and her older sister, I’m their little angel. I grow up in an apartment, I often eat creamy tomato soup and I play cards with them. One day, I discover lemon: I cut myself...

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  • Text & Textile — 10
    September 26, 2022 Noémie Vaillancourt

    Text & Textile — 10

    The dance of the construction site... The plasterers we met last June returned for phase two of the project. I feel like I’m living in a ghost house, all the furniture and my rolls of fabric neatly covered in canvas...

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  • Text & Textile — 9
    July 10, 2022 Noémie Vaillancourt

    Text & Textile — 9

    I hear a car coming up the gravel hill. My fiancé and I go out to meet the architect, whom I spoke to briefly on the phone a few weeks earlier. A woodpecker is busy on the snag near his...

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  • Text & Textile — 8
    July 2, 2022 Noémie Vaillancourt

    Text & Textile — 8

    I attend the construction of my workshop. Every day I watch two men build the extension of my house. I am beginning to better understand the language of the architect, I quickly saw a volume appeared, then openings and soon...

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  • Text & Textile — 7
    June 5, 2022 Noémie Vaillancourt

    Text & Textile — 7

    It is a real challenge, explains the architect, not to alter “the existant” while respecting multiple technical constraints and municipal rules. Our house is shaped like a small slice that rises skyward and blends in amongst the beech, maple and...

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