Thursday, July 30, 2009

pattern eye candy

While in a bookshop today I found this little book - who says not to judge a book by its cover?
I can't stop looking at it, it's so beautiful!

The book is one in a series of four from the V&A - and it comes with a cd with all the images
contained in the book. Did I tickle your tastebuds?

Small Hours by Lucienne Day / Heal's

Fibra by Eszter Haraszty / Knoll Textiles - I love this one, a bunch of heddles!

Books by Jacqueline Groag / Liberty & Co.

Feathered Friends by Sylvia Chalmers / Elizabeth Eaton Ltd

Provence by Lucienne Day / John Line & Sons Ltd

Sunday, July 26, 2009

a quick recipe

so little

On the fastest trip to Trentino ever, I even managed to grab some cherries
from the neighbours' garden (don't worry - he's aware of it and he gets his share!)
and prepare some jam.
Little tip: since these cherries are not very sweet, I add a banana when cooking.
I can tell you the result is really yummy!




Thursday, July 23, 2009

a story

The name of the lady in the picture is Paulette Peroni - she was a fiber artist
I used to work for her during the last years of her life,
when she needed help to prepare for some solo exhibitions.
She would use any type of technique - weaving, knitting, embroidery, collage, crochet -
and while I was there she used to tell me a lot of stories about her childhood in Egypt,
her French mother and Italian father, her job as translator of sci-fi books,
the International Tapestry Biennale in Lausanne and a lot more about fiber art.

I was trying to put some order in my stuff and I found these negatives,
so I thought it would be nice to share them.
I love the fact that that are a bit dirty and scratched.
They were shot between the '60 and the '70.

Temples - embroidery (her first piece ever)

Ulivo (olive tree) - weaving

Japanese roof I - weaving (my favourite!)

Japanese roof II - weaving

Galaxy - embroidery (work in progress)

...and this last one for my love of yellow and grey:

Yellow teardrop - knitting

Sunday, July 19, 2009


this has been the first time I wasn't happy to go to the UK....
but life goes on, and we'll be back in ten days time, hopefully for a few days off
and maybe the chance to see some friends who will be attending courses here

Saturday, July 04, 2009


in memory of the sweetest father in law

Time is going too fast


summer bag


Things are moving too fast - and I've got the feeling I can't keep up with them.
I decided to get out from the wardrobe my summer bag - it's made of plastic garden twine, in a simple blue and green hound's tooth on 4 shafts. The black plastic bakelite-like handles were a nice find - I really like the "clack clack" they make when I grab the bag!
Also I finished some small cushions I was meant to do ages ago.
Since when weeks go on fast forward?