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Drawing, embroidery and alphabetic narration. I use embroidery as a cure, an instrument of knowledge, an occasion for meeting and a narrative pretext. I provide my experience in finding the right words and subtle movements, I learn.
Embroidery is a fundamental part of my life. Since I was a child I have been passionate about this art, starting with simple techniques until I arrived, after many years to approach a type of embroidery that I prefer: a modern embroidery made of colored fabrics and yarns, while continuing to use the classic techniques. The many years of study have led me to invent a new technique, Sicilian embroidery Creatif, representative of the land in which I live but at the same time with many novelties inside. So, in addition to embroidering, including in my embroidery also my designs that are the starting point, I try to transfer my experience to those, especially beginners, who want to learn.
Always fascinated by the mesh embroidery that adorned the large windows of ancient castles and the altars of ancient abbeys, I found the tools and studied the technique, learning how to make and embroider the filet fashionable.
I discovered that the chests of the grandmothers of the area in which I live are overflowing with linen with inserts or entirely worked mesh and the desire to bring them back to light was born: now I teach the filet, drawing on the past, with a modern look.
Unconventional, no precise rules but only what the fantasy dictates, this is me. I love to embroider animals and birds, passing from a wolf to an angry eagle to get to a fish or revisit a fox with small flowers and leaves or, embroider a small bee with golden wings to honor the precious nectar they produce. Experiment with alternative yarns that with the world of hand embroidery have nothing in common to look for contaminations to use in some embroidery.
Embroidery school? Not only that. I like to think that Manufacta - paths between threads is a place where you experiment. We knot, weave and wrap all kinds of threads that pass through our hands, even the most unlikely ones, to create something that is always unique and only ours. Of all colors and for all types. For all ages. The art of ancient handmade thread buttons is my most recent passion: I propose it to you, revised and corrected, just to Abilmente.
The Arianna Group - Tomorrow Foundation for You, Foundation that is going to build a solidarity village for children with disabilities, also this year participates in Abilmente 2021 bringing some unpublished artifacts and artifacts that are exhibited in our macramé museum in Castelgomberto (VI). In the rooms of the noble floor of Palazzo Barbaran you can admire many works, some of valuable because they are worked by several hands. For those wishing to visit the museum is open on the first Sunday of each month from 15 to 18.30 and on request by calling n. 3339969989.
Giuliana began to embroider consolidating her knowledge of the classic Reticello (basically white on white), then proceeded enthusiastically towards complex figures and the inclusion of color in the embroidery in Reticello, and not only. She landed in this way, more and more convinced, at the Reticello that identified in the flowers a trajectory, and a surprising outcome, completely original, as the Herbarium shows. Those flowers that Giuliana eventually applied even to Hardanger, inventing the Cornflower of her most recent manual, much appreciated and appreciated.
The goldsmith Graziella Bennati, lives and works in Tuoro sul Trasimeno, located on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. For over 40 years, he has been creating jewelry, accessories for bags, dresses, lingerie, sandals, with a gold or silver thread. Unique and exclusive pieces, inspired by the Lace of Ireland, typical of its territory. Will be present at Abilmente in Vicenza in October, will make demonstrations on how to make the " Rose of Ireland " with 925% Silver wire. Graziella’s design and manufacturing art is unique and exclusive, so much so that she is known as "Ambassador in the world of luxury Made in Italy".
For over 25 years we dedicate ourselves to the embroidery of Casalguidi, born in the homonymous village in the province of Pistoia. The basic elements that distinguish this embroidery are: stick, grapes, wheat, acorns, flowers; all executed on an already embroidered base. The realization of these elements will be proposed in the mini courses provided within Abilmente. What we expose is the result of both a chromatic evolution and a different use of the various points.
We are a group of ladies in love with embroidery. We meet every week to embroider, exchange experiences and learn new techniques. The Florentine trapunto is one of the techniques that we like a lot, but we also love the bottom nets, the reticello, the parades, the cross stitch and the embroidery with counted threads. Another of our passions are the sewn boxes, of which we also made courses in Abilmente. This year we would like to propose a special bottom screen, very beautiful both on the right and reverse.
The cultural association "LET US PUT A POINT" brings to DEFTLY 2021 the desire to start again inspired by techniques such as JACOBEAN, STUMPWORK and AGOPITTURA. Very colorful creative techniques that I have been doing for over thirty-four years with great passion and that I try to spread with courses, supply of kits and publications of manuals.
I have always had the passion, transmitted to me by my mother, for embroidery, sewing, crochet, knitting... Thanks to the teachings of my mother-in-law, I approached the world of bobbin lace about 30 years ago, as a hobby. Having a technical training as a Textile Expert Designer for Fabrics and working in the field of textile designs, I have ventured, self-taught, in designing, drawing and tick designs for bobbin. I still continue to prepare drawings because, after 30 years, the passion and pleasure for this art are not yet exhausted!