Speciale Ricami d\'Assisi

Speciale Ricami d'Assisi

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Speciale Ricami d'Assisi
44 pages
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The Punto Assisi: the books
Punto AssisiItaly has (rightly) always been the symbol of art and culture in the world. Painting, sculpture, music, just to mention some of the so-called "main arts" have been developed in our country, so rich during the centuries of artists and masters. Also embroidery, a "minor art" but, in any case an art full of beauty and elegance, has Italian roots and some specific techniques were born within Italian boundaries and then become famous all over the world.

That is the case of the Punto Assisi, hand-made embroidery which is a real artistic craft and that in the last few years has caught the attention of the people who see in tradition a real link between present and past.
As says Raffaella Bartolucci Cesaretti, author of two volumes on this art - Il Punto Assisi - Storia di un ricamo antico and Il Punto Assisi - Tavole Edite e Inedite di un Ricamo Antico - "in each Italian region there's a boom of initiatives to protect and make people know the best of local crafts. In Umbria, land rich of good traditions, the most important embroidery is a counted stitch one, the Punto Assisi, which has had a great impact in the story of the city." Getting concentrated on this technique, Bartolucci Cesaretti has collected charts, embroideries, instructions and a lot of ideas which are useful for this "San Francis' art" created by the sisters of Assisi, engaged to thread very delicate fabrics to support Saint Clair who was obliged by an illness to stand still in her bed.

It is a simple stitch, a bit spartan, but very elegant. You start from the boundaries, you traces the lines of the selected drawing and you leave the inner part blank. The background has to be cross-stitched as to put the drawing in evidence. Finally, the work is finished with a check and a hem. All the precise instructions are given in the books by Raffaella

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cimi24245 Thursday 18 April, 2013

Beautiful Magazine, entirely devoted to embroidery of Assisi, a style of embroidery elegant, aristocratic, reminiscent of the courts of the Middle Ages. It 'a technique that the opposite of cross stitch: indeed to get this embroidery should be filled all the space around the figure embroidered, embroider what the "background" filling it with crosses, and leave blank the actual design, contornandolo from one point he wrote almost always black. This way you get a "negative effect", the figure you will see appear white on a colored background. And just the color that characterizes this embroidery: it is used a single color for each embroidery, but this color can also be very lively, and chromatic effects that can be achieved can be very determined using cobalt blue, bright green, pink ancient, turquoise etc., or become very elegant and refined when they are used shades of brown, ecr, ocher, dark blue, or red blood, which make you look like a vintage embroidery work. The characteristic patterns of this embroidery are the Greek, the griffins, dragons, sometimes very complex, eagles, peacocks, but also geometric floral motifs, or arabesques with scrolls. This "Special" features beautiful works done on the corners of tablecloths, pillows, curtain borders. I like to browse this publication because I feel suddenly catapulted into a bygone era: these embroideries lead the mind to the Medieval Castles, heraldry, increasingly populated by mythical creatures and symbols ... I am fascinated by this art, ancient and refined. Cinzia.

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