Giuliana Ricama

No. 42 - September/October 2021

Giuliana Ricama is the richest and most beautiful bimonthly embroidery magazine in Italy. We have an incredible tradition of embroidery. We use many different techniques and stitches but not only for embroidery but also for bobbin lace and needle lace. The magazine promotes everything from the most classic and traditional stitches to modern styles. You will find simple projects but also more complex ones so the magazine has something for everyone. All of this is possible thanks to the Italian Embroidery Schools who constantly work with us. Each issue is dedicated to drawings, patterns and explanations but these are organized differently to what you are used to in the sense that we leave more to your imaginations, we encourage you to be creative and to take a risk. If you try you will see that you may find it more enjoyable to approach embroidery from this different perspective.

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3 min.

Dear readers, The beginning of the “new year” for us in the embroidery sector, does not begin on 1 January but rather on 1 September. The new working year has arrived and in the editorial office there is an atmosphere of optimism and desire to do what has always distinguished us. Already in August, to tell the truth, we were overwhelmed with things to follow up, projects to be defined and programs to be prepared, and it is an excellent sign. Despite the shock suffered in the last 2 years, the world is moving and evolving. We are extremely determined to move with it, and dispute the idea that embroidery is a static world, only anchored to the past and unable to look to the future. There will be some news that will…

7 min.
corporazione delle arti

Curated by: Adriana Armanni President of Corporazione delle Arti And Gisella Tamagno - Vice president FB: corporazionedellearti YouTube: Corporazione delle Arti IL VALORE DEL GRUPPO Dear readers, In this very delicate moment, uncertain in some ways, I would like to emphasize some important points. I know these pages may take some time to read, but I hope it will be of interest to many. Autumn is nearing, and it is a usually busy season for all of us. There are typically lots of initiatives, exhibitions, and proposals, but again, not this year. We’ve just had to give up our event in Valtopina, which was one of our best… Anyone who is passionate about the Arts of the Thread knows its importance. We had already given up the Fili Magici event in Vinovo in May, hoping that there would…

5 min.
you can do it!

New event dedicated to simple projects, for those who want to approach embroidery and test themselves! Password: You can do it! “It’s impossible only if you think it is…” EYEGLASSES CASE Recently I was asked to plan a webinar and - after several reflections - I chose Blackwork, a very satisfying and not too complicated embroidery technique. I often use it in my lessons for the “under 18” but unfortunately, in the past months, I had neglected it a bit when the courses for children had been suspended during restriction and closures of some areas. In picking it up again for the webinar I enjoyed it so much that I am also proposing the eyeglasses case to you, since it is an item that is part of our daily life. It makes me think…

3 min.
magic jacobean

RELEVANT INFORMATION Cultural Association “Mettiamoci un punto” Manuela Scarpin Bagnaria Arsa (UD) Jacobean embroidery developed during the reign of King James I in England in the 1600s, describe surface embroideries made with wool to decorate furniture, curtains and clothing such as coats. The motifs often portrayed the tree of life, a design found in many fine fabrics brought from the East, often accompanied by animals, birds, squirrels, and various types of flowers. The crewel motif is typical of this embroidery. Its diverse curves allow it to be developed in varied directions, using threads of different thicknesses and assorted embroidery stitches. Hazel Bloomkamp is the inspiration for many stitches and techniques that are described extensively in her books. In modern times, Jacobean embroidery is interpreted through its curved designs, but with the freedom to use various stitches and…

1 min.
a corner of serenity

RELEVANT INFORMATION “Le Ricamiste Milano” Silvia Taveggia Via Tonale, 9 - Milano MI This project stems from an idea of Silvia who foundthis wrought iron chair during a flower show anddecided to create a unique piece of furniture forher home. Thinking about the theme of “travels,”she embroidered mountain flowers, and those ofthe countryside and the seacoast on the linen. Thisunique piece of design is made entirely of stemstitches. It is particularly important to underline thissince Silvia wanted to convey 2 messages. The first is that wonders can be created throughsimple stitches, so young people can approachthe beauty of embroidery without fear of excessivedifficulty. Secondly, even in a chaotic metropolislike Milan you can find realities like “Le Ricamiste,”embroidery schools that invite you to stop, breatheand enjoy the beauty of creation. Counted thread embroidery is ideal for a…

2 min.
the women will save the planet

RELEVANT INFORMATION Embroidery School Valtopina Maria Mancini Teacher: Giuliana Nucci The project carried out by the Valtopina School of Embroidery for the two-year period 2020 - 2021 was inspired by the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda aims to solve many of today’s issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, urbanization, social equality, climate crisis, environment, and justice. The Sustainable Development Goals were embroidered on light natural fabrics, intended to move in the wind and spread messages and solicitations to bring the earth back into balance, to create a bridge that will save us. There is a world that is waging battles inside and outside the political arena, in squares, schools and even inside homes; it is sowing seeds to protect the air, the earth, and the water that belong to all, laying metaphorical bricks for…