Sunday, July 25, 2010


fabrics - the first one for a skirt I am trying to make
the samples are from here - I'm choosing new covers for my ikea stools

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How daring will you be with pattern size? I'd like the first one, please!

I like these handwoven scarves by Ilse Acke - textile designer in lovely Bruges.
Her blog here and flickr

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

oh so hot

...and these are the last photos from Perugia and surroundings...pity we missed this place.

Friday, July 16, 2010

wrapped and ready to go

I finished the blanket and made a cover with unbleached cotton fabric.
I also added a small pocket at the front for care instructions, wool content, etc.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Perugia - part 2

On the way home from Perugia we stopped in Cortona - it was so hot!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Perugia - part 1

a weekend in Perugia - I was incredibly lucky to find Giuditta Brozzetti's weaving studio open
- the owner, Marta, is a young and very determined lady who keeps up the work started by her grandmother -
and the weaving studio is located in an old church, with an incredibly suggestive atmosphere.
I just couldn't stop taking pics! You can see all of them here

Friday, July 09, 2010


It's incredibly hot in these days, I am almost longing for Autumn!

I completed a little commission
- mixing together different yarns: merino, cashmere/silk, angora and cashmere, in a swedish lace pattern that creates little squares -
Now off to wash it!

Monday, July 05, 2010

leather weave

this is Giulia, who works here, weaving leather strips to make a bag.
Simple plain weave, but very effective!

I have been thinking about this bag too - I like the idea of leather without lining - and natural tan handles

Thursday, July 01, 2010

true enough

Yesterday we stumbled upon this exhibition by Bojan Sarcevic
[the last photo is only a door of the gallery!]