|Photo of a poster of Valtopina, Umbria.|
I visited an annual embroidery/ hand-work festival.
|Official opening of the festival with the Zimbabwe ambassador |
and italian government officials present
I wanted to see how this festival had evolved from when I exhibited my work there several years ago. Next September, I will be co-curating with Joe Lewis a textile exhibit for this event.
There was some felted works.
|Licheni by Giulia Rizzo from GIfelt|
|Mrs. Stephenson stands in front of her log cabin quilt.|
I bought a crocheted ring and wore it every sunny day in September!
|My ring made by Luisa De Santi. Her book looks great!|
I loved the contemporary embroidery by (please check back as I have misplaced her business card)
|details of the embroidery|
I loved a textile work by men from a maximum security prison!
I especially liked their hand-made label!
|translated it says, Let us not imprison creativity. |
Let us give more room to the ideas and fantasy.
The men who worked on this project signed with pride!
This year, Zimbabwe textiles were exhibited.
|Dorcas Shumba is a fashion designer. |
She uses traditional fabrics from her native Zimbabwe
to create her contemporary clothing line.
At the moment she is doing a PhD in New Zealand in
I am leaving Italy and going to South Africa. I hope to have some interesting textile things to report to you while I am there.