He learnt sewing and embroidering at a very young age from his mother and sister. He created his first tapestry in 1964, in the small miner’s house in a suburb of Valenciennes. He produces tapestries of monumental size on his kitchen table. The themes broached are inspired by the working class tradition, the mine, street scenes, feasts, carnivals, etc. Jacques Trovic embroiders a jute hessian base with fabrics bought on the Anzin market, wool in all colours, sequins, pearls, lace, and patchwork imbued with great poetry and great sensitivity.