My name is Leonilde and I live in Italy.
I was always enchanted by the textile, even when it was only a child play.
My old great-aunts were skilful han-crafters, so I often had many ribbon and lance scarps to join together in eccentric clothes.
They also teached me the “ricamo a riporto genovese” a traditinal embroidery very close to applique’.
But, with time, I left that magic and creative world: I studed and worked as archaeologist for ten years, forgetting cottonos, silks and colors.
When I was expecting my first baby, in 1992, I started to sew again.
You have to know that in Italy patchwork and quilting don’t have a traditional story and till few years ago they are nearly unknowed.
So, I was suprised to find out that there are a lot of techniques and possibilities in this universe.
I learned maby new way to sew and I was expecially won by particular and special ones, like the Japanese folded patchwork that mix the origami technique with fabrics.
In the meanwhile I am cultivating another loved knowledge: