My name is Patricia Larocque and my two hands make ffembroidery.
ffembroidery is a collection of one-of-a-kind hand embroidered art/objects/bags. The designs tend to stem from my over active imagination that braids in imagery from horror films and the stranger-then-fiction stories of reality tv.
I’ve lived in three different countries in the past four years and I’d say it’s influenced my nostalgic side. When I’m drinking coffee or working I often flip through my memories and find references that I can pull into my work.
I moved to Berlin, from Canada in 2011 and that’s when I really started translating my drawings into the embroidery creations. These projects initially started as gifts for friends and they quickly turned into a gratifying hobby in-between work. I opened up a Tumblr (as you do) and after receiving an overwhelming response to my work (and also stockpiling a bunch of bags), I decided to open up an online store in 2014. I am currently living in Lyon, France struggling to learn french/make friends and support myself with my work. It’s an ongoing process #thestrugglestvrai
I first heard ‘famous friends’ in a movie and immediately thought it would be the perfect name for my future high school electro-duo band. After learning the whole musician scene would take a bit more talent then I was willing to give, I kept the name in my mind vault for years. The band was never started but when it came time to pick a name for this solo project, I figured ‘famous friends’ was too good not to use. So, ffembroidery stuck.
Ultimately my goal for ffembroidery is to create high quality products and personal custom accessories that are handmade with the highest attention to detail and craftsmanship. Everyday I am constantly learning and improving my skills, and I have big plans for the future of ffembroidery.
::::::everything is handmade and photographed by me::::::