Espace Pierre Berchoux, Bussières


Visit our weaving and silk museum in Bussières

Musée du tissage et de la soierie


Weaving has existed in Bussières since the Middle Ages when hemp and linen were woven to make clothes. After the revolt of the canuts in 1831, the contractors in Lyon turned to the countryside to find labor. This is how silk arrives in Bussières and in the Montagnes du Matin, where there is already undeniable expertise.

To this day, we continue in Bussières and the region to manufacture high-end silk, sheer, upholstery and technical fabric.

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To safeguard this heritage, weavers had the idea of ​​creating a museum. This project, difficult to set up, saw the light of day in 1977. At the beginning, the weavers presented their collections to the public in a former workshop rented by the municipality. The collection then consisted of a trimmer's trade, a hand loom, a circular winder and a Verdol Drawings transplanter. At that time, the museum was only open on the second Sunday of the month.

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