Italian Crafts

Italy has one of the oldest continuous civilizations, and, throughout the centuries, crafts were always present. For every great artist, ...

Italian Crafts

Italian Crafts

The folk artists of Italy have created some of the most beautiful crafts in the world: laces, mosaics, leatherwork, quilting, and wood inlay are among the most well-known. In this vintage book, originally published in 1977, Janet and Alex D’Amato explore these traditional Italian crafts as well as others not so well known, such as tambour (a kind of crocheting worked directly into a fabric), straw marquetry (a mosaic-like craft done with tiny pieces of straw), wood carving and quillwork. They explain each craft as it was originally practiced, then adapt it to make contemporary craft pieces. The projects include an embroidered full length apron, a bobbin lace wall hanging, a straw marquetry box, jewelry, and many more. Also included are instructions for a Presepio (a traditional Italian manger scene) and a Pinocchio marionette. Italian Crafts will teach you the traditional folk arts of Italy, and will inspire you to use those folk arts in new and creative ways. There are line drawings and photographs throughout this unique book.

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Italian Crafts
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Janet D'Amato, Alex D'Amato
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-28 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

The folk artists of Italy have created some of the most beautiful crafts in the world: laces, mosaics, leatherwork, quilting, and wood inlay are among the most well-known. In this vintage book, originally published in 1977, Janet and Alex D’Amato explore these traditional Italian crafts as well as others not
Italian Crafts
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Janet D'Amato, Alex D'Amato
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-28 - Publisher: M Evans & Company

This vintage handbook provides step-by-step instructions on how to make classic Italian crafts, such as bobbin lace, mosaics, leatherwork and wood inlays. Line drawings and photographs.
Made in Italy
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Grace Lees-Maffei, Kjetil Fallan
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-21 - Publisher: A&C Black

Goods made or designed in Italy enjoy a profile which far outstrips the country's modest manufacturing output. Italy's glorious design heritage and reputation for style and innovation has 'added value' to products made in Italy. Since 1945, Italian design has commanded an increasing amount of attention from design journalists, critics
Recipe and Craft Guide to Italy
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Julia Harms
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-30 - Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

Italy is a beautiful country full of artifacts from bygone eras. Architecture, paintings, and sculptures from prehistoric times, from the Roman Empire, and from the Renaissance period can be seen in the biggest cities and the smallest villages. Visiting Italy is like immersing yourself in the history of the last
Learning Directory
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Julia Harms
Categories: Teaching
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher:

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