Some artisans inherit their craftsmanship from their ancestors and others one day feel something, a sort of vocation they cannot escape. Such is the case of Assunta Perilli, who suddenly fell in love with an old wooden loom she found in her hometown, Campotosto, known for its long-standing textile traditions, and decided to carry on the art of weaving. She learned the tricks of the trade from two local elderly women, Mechina and Idea, and specialized in the weaving of linen and wool. Traditional blankets, tablecloths and towels, in addition to more creative and “freehand” textile creations.
In Laura de Cesare’s workshop ideas and thoughts intertwine like threads giving life to new projects that take the form of precious fabrics and elegant fabric objects, made on hand looms of 4, 8, 16 and 24 healds. Teaching at the laboratory but also at universities and academies, she constantly cultivates exchanges with young enthusiasts, […]
Born and raised amidst knitting needles, crochet hooks and balls of wool, Rita Bochicchio turned the passion for yarns that she inherited from her mother into a business. She trained with Graziella Guidotti, a famous expert in Italian textile culture. All the weaving is done on manual looms but, in addition to the use of […]
Casole d’Elsa (Si)Home Decor
The capable hands of maestro Eugenio Celestino opened the original artisan workshop in the town of Longobucco in the 1930s for the production, on traditional handlooms, of the finest fabrics that were used for coverlets, tapestries, carpets, doilies, household linens and trousseau. The quality of the textiles was such that the workshop became a supplier […]
Longobucco (CS)Home Decor
Arteviva was founded in 1980 as an artisan workshop, at the time producing primarily very finely crafted tapestries and carpets. Today, while remaining faithful to the traditional methods and the level of quality, it has extended its range of products, and is also creating fabrics for furnishings as well as clothing. Arteviva, in harmony with […]