Friday, October 25, 2013

Italy Inspired

There are about 250 Jewels of Italy and the town Gangi is one of them.

Gangi is in the province of Palermo in Sicily.

The first celebration dedicated to the Jewels of Italy will be held in Gangi in 2015.

This textile art piece was done my artist Maria Teresa Sansotta of Verona, Italy. She has patented her technique of using crinoline as the outside (front and back) and fabric as the in-between layer. All her stitching is done using the Free Motion technique. By dropping the feed dogs on the sewing machine, she can draw with the thread on the fabric.

The piece was inspired by the town of Gangi and its architecture. It measures 1 m x 2 m. It was part of the touring exhibit Le Città Invisibile.

Gangi is also part of the Most Beautiful Townships of Italy. Worth visiting I'd say.


  1. I love the full view of this piece.

  2. L'ho visto dal vivo ed è bellissimo.