Hand-embroidered silk Ferrari driven by Charles Leclerc to be raffled for charity

A beautiful hand-embroidered replica of the Ferrari driven by Monegasque F1 pilot Charles Leclerc in 2022 is being auctioned off by De Fil en Aiguille via a charity tombola. Here’s how to get tickets.

Jean-Marie Rabourdin of the De Fil en Aiguille association has spent nearly 300 hours working on the exquisite silk replica of Leclerc’s last season car, which required more than 1,000 metres of the fine thread to complete.  

Now he is seeking to raise funds for the Princess Grace Foundation by using the piece as the prize in a charity tombola.  


Tickets can be purchased until 15th November at several locations around the Principality, including at La Riviera on Boulevard des Moulins, Les Grands Chais Monégasques on Rue Baron de Sainte-Suzanne, the Gelateria on the Place Sainte Dévote, La Gitane on Rue Grimaldi, Bellavista on Princess Caroline Street and four spots in the Condamine Market: Mezze Due, Maison des Pâtes, Le Comptoir and Santo Gelato.  

The tickets cost €3 each and all proceeds collected will benefit the Princess Grace Foundation, which helps care and provide entertainment for sick children undergoing hospital treatment.   

The winner will be chosen on 21st November by Pascale Leclerc, the mother of the famous driver , at the Hôtel Hermitage. There will also be an exhibit from 2pm to 7pm featuring embroidered works made by other De Fil en Aiguille members. Sales from a selection of these pieces will also be offered to the Foundation.  

In addition, pieces from a group of needleworkers from Barundi will also be up for grabs, the proceeds of which go towards the care and support of AIDS orphans in Africa.  


Société des Bains de Mer is also in on the action. The hospitality group are contributing to the cause by purchasing an incredible embroidered work representing Alphonse Mucha’s wonderful Belle Époque-era poster Cleo de Mérode. The piece, created in 1897 by Sylvie Deschamps, Master of Art at the Grands Ateliers du Bégonia d’Or, in Rochefort, will be on display, highlighting the skill needed to master this art form.  



Make sure you’re never left out of the conversation.

Sign up for the Monaco Life newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramandLinkedIn.  


Photo credit: Scuderia Ferrari Media Centre