Some pictures of the Event!

Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of April we are happy to invite all of you to the… Festa del Ricamo 2011!

This year the traditional event by Casa Cenina gets doubled since an entire day will be dedicated to lessons and advices on the work of our guests that this year are:

  • Marie-Thérèse Saint-Aubin
    once again our guest after the 2009 edition, here is the popular French designer with her elegant and stylish embroidery. It will be a pleasure to participate to her demonstration of the peinture à l'aiguille and directly understand how she transforms a hand-sketched pattern into a chart.
    For further details on the demonstration and to book a place click here.
  • McKenna Ryan
    who better than an American can explain to us the patchwork? And who better than McKenna can do it? Rightly considered one of the most celebrated designers of this sector, McKenna will bring to Casa Cenina her happiness and the thousand colors of her fabrics. Together with her we will create a fantastic 30x30 cm quilt block to decorate any creation our fantasy suggests.
    For further details on McKenna's class and to book a place click here.
  • Alessandra Caputo
    awarded with the "Riconoscimento internazionale per l'operosità e la collaborazione nel campo dei merletti", i.e. an international prize for the cooperation and activity in the laces domain, Alessandra is a fundamental lace designer with several expertises (needle lace, bobbin lace, chiacchierino, macramè).
    The participants of her class will make a heart decorated by a charms as to learn the very first steps of the bobbin lace technique.
    For further details on Alessandra's class and to book a place click here.

And a lot of surprises are waiting for all our friends who will come and meet us on this special occasion! A unique chance to meet in person these beloved authors, to see their works and, why not, to ask them an autograph, to make some pictures with them to remember this experience forever.

This event is a wonderful occasion to meet these popular designers, to meet them in person and to closely admire their creations, by learning directly from them their techniques and little secrets.

The event is completely free and it will take place, as usual, at the Relais Santa Flora, a typical Tuscan villa near Arezzo.

The classes by McKenna and Alessandra, as well as the demonstration by Marie-Thèrése will be held on Saturday in the afternoon. The participation to the classed and the demonstration is limited to a specific and closed number of people - read here the rules to participate. Aware of the fact that we cannot satisfy all the requests we will receive, for evident motifs related to the available space, we will prepare a summary about the classes and the demonstration we will publish after the Festa.

The little market will be open on Saturday, in the afternoon, and all the day long on Sunday. As in the past, we will present a selection of our more than 71.000 products, especially focussing on the items related to our guests: charts, threads, fabrics, accessories, all the necessary things for their works.

We can't wait for you to come!

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  • Where does the Festa del Ricamo take place?
    The Festa takes place, as for the past years, in the Relais Santaflora. The market will be open on Saturday in the afternoon and on Sunday. We will be open
    • Saturday 9th April from 15:00 to 18:00
    • Sunday 10th April from 9:45 to 18:00.
    The restaurant of the Relais Santaflora and our friends of the Taverna dei Briganti (see below) have prepared some special Festa del Ricamo menus if you wish to have lunch in the premises of the Festa.

  • Is there any transport service from the station of Arezzo?
    Yes, this year we will have two little bus which will shuttle from the station to the Relais in the morning and in the afternoon (we will pay attention to guarantee the presence of the buses when the principal trains arrive - however, you can contact the driver, Franco, at the following number +39 3935628820). It is also possible to reach the place of the Festa by taking the train from Arezzo to Capolona. From the station of Capolona there are about 400mt. to arrive at the Relais.
  • Where can I find a hotel for the night?
    Casa Cenina is inside the Parco Nazionale del Casentino and there are a lot of accommodations for all the requests. Here below are some links that will help you to find the accomodation you prefer: You can obviously find the references also on Expedia. If you have any difficulty and/or you are looking for a particular accommodation (Resort, Farm Holidays, etc.) do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you.
  • Can I buy any products?
    Of course! This year (as we have learnt from the experience of the past years) we will prepare a lot of stands with a wide selection of products from our catalog and the entire Resort will be at our disposal!
You can also make a Pick&Pay order (by selecting the option "Festa del Ricamo") in the page of the chart as Shipping Method. This way, you will find the pack already prepared and you will be able to benefit from all the cuts you have the right of and... you will be sure to find what you are looking for.
This year all the products on display will have a Festa's price which will make it particularly convenient to make your purchases. In order to avoid long queues at the Counter, we have decided not to make on-line orders and each cash will directly give you the receipt.

If you need any further information do hot hesitate to write to us!
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