La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

giovedì 11 luglio 2013

17th C. raised embroidery Mirror design

A new project for the future, a raised embroidery Mirror !
I really prefer mirrors to caskets so decided to see how I could make one; have used as main model the one from the Metropolitan museum and did some changes on top plus  have hand draw all the motifs  also taken from other old unfinished embroidery where the motifs where easyer to hand copy. Then I have made them in the correct size and placement.
It's another ambitious project as it's size is 50 by 60 cm and a lot of tecniques are involved but I want to try. 
The carcass of the mirror will be made by a local woodworker here in Rome that always helps me.
Finished design but there will be a fish in the pool !

If someone wants to join me in this adventure, the pattern is available for sale and will be shipped on paper in full size at cost of € 50 including shipping worldwide, payable by Paypal, email me at

The work in progress.