In this volume Herbarium, I collected some nonclassical reticello works developed over the last years with my embroidery school Filofilò, starting with ‘Miranda’s sampler’, published at the end of my manual no. 5, Fior di reticello, in 2007.
My basic idea was to ‘abandon the schemes’ and thus create an embroidery that would free the motifs from their rigidity, making them more real, more alive, and even moving.
Still enjoying as much classic reticello, I’m tending to propagate and make discover the reticello in colour, as witnessed by this volume.
Once having mastered the secret of the movements, one is able to ‘play’ while exploiting imagination and this new liberty.
So, it’s all about ‘flowers’ in this volume, lots of flowers I designed and carried out after this first experience: flowers that, indeed, may be different from those of the Fior di reticello, but whose execution method is largely similar; flowers that also perfectly lend themselves to decorate house linen, a lampshade, curtains, etc., or even become small tableaux vivants.