Elsa Lenthal : un bel objet qui sent bon la lavande Elsa Lenthal réalise à la main, dans son mas des Baux-de-Provence, des fuseaux de lavande. Avec des produits bio 100 % made in France. L’histoire commence dans la maison familiale de ses parents. C’est l’été, Elsa Lenthal est assise dans le jardin avec sa mère et sa grand-mère, et elles tressent des fuseaux de lavande. « A l’époque, quand j’étais enfant, ma mère et ma grand-mère faisaient cela pour le plaisir. Moi, j’en ai fait mon métier », résume l’artisane. L’aventure professionnelle commence doucement, en tant...

How to make a fuseau de lavandeElsa Lenthal of FuseauxdeLavande.com has inspired me to make many lavender wands over the years – this tradition of encasing the flowers of the sunny lavender fields of Provence appeals on many levels. Imagine my excitement when this year she agreed to come to our house in Lacoste and give a workshop to show us all her tips and tricks. Fuseaux have been made in Provence since the 18th Century – a simple technique using ribbon to encase the flowers of freshly picked lavender for years to come.Elsa sells her fuseaux in...

Elsa Lenthal – Keeping a Tradition AliveElsa Lenthal is currently enjoying the best of life in France, with roots in Provence and aspirations in Paris. For five years, Elsa studied film and cinema production at school, in the capital city. She now works in Paris most of the year as an Assistant Director in the film industry.In the summer, she returns to her parents’ home in les Alpilles near Les Baux de Provence to spend the warmer months with her friends and family.  Elsa is a true ‘French Canadian’, her father is French, and her...