The Italian blog Elisabetta Ricami a Mano draws an international following for its splendid examples of hand embroidery. Many readers who visit–enchanted by the extraordinary ability of its talented founder–linger to experience the bliss of her journey with a needle and thread.
For needle artist Elisabetta Sforza, of San Bonifacio, Italy, childhood strolls through the ancient byways of Assisi led to creative expression. Women sat outdoors then, she recalls, embellishing linens with mythological figures rendered in powder blue or rusty brown. Captivated by this style of cross-stitch, the 7-year-old was also taken with the camaraderie among the villagers as they worked.
Soon thereafter, she attended a course on handwork under the tutelage of an instructor whose joyful spirit and kindly manners became inextricably linked to the craft in the youngster’s mind. Needlework remained Elisabetta’s cherished pastime for decades but became a serious pursuit when she had children. Today, her online journal, which she writes from home, offers an opportunity to share her passion for ricami a mano (hand embroidery) with a global audience.
Sometime in 2016 or 2017 I’d like to do a tour of the lakes district of England and to the Beatrix Potter properties. Some train travel would be nice.
Do you know of any tours or tour companies that offer this kind of travel.
I can thoroughly recommend the Embroidery Tour called “”Smitten with Britain” Embroidery Workshop Tour by Needlework Tours. The embroidery teachers, properties and the management of the tour was absolutely first class.
Love the wonderful things that you show. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful work of embroidery, I discover your site, and I like what I see,
Eu bordados só não tenho variedades de riscos,gostaria de ter este ricos de pontos cheio e de rococo.
You sent me the wrong magazine. The one I like is exquisite embroideries.
Excellent article! As always, the articles you publish give me inspiration and help me to
What wonderful embroidery.Do you have a website.Plus any books of your work or tutor.I live in New Zealand so cannot attend any classes .Thank you.Kind regards Gayle.
Maravilloso tus trabajos,bellísimo
Great work for embroidery
It’s always a joy reading and seeing your embroidery work.