Beautifully illustrated, this book accompanies the third edition of Italia Invita: the International Forum of Lace and Embroidery, a biennial event dedicated to this important aspect of Italy’s cultural heritage, an invaluable opportunity for embroiderers and lacemakers to meet and display their precious works.
Today the decision to work with embroidery and laces arises from the makers’ desire to explore and express their own creativity through an arts and crafts tradition. Implicitly, this links the practising embroiderer and lacemakers with the historical undercurrent supporting there techniques and with this knowledge comes a responsibility for safeguarding and continuing these traditions for future generations. 2007 Forum theme is “cushions”.
Essays by Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols, Bianca Rosa Bellomo and Rosalba Pepi.
Italian and English text