Filo lungo Filo: the event dedicated to the textile crafts


Friday, September 23rd 2016 the 22° Edition of the event Filo lungo Filo un nodo si farà opens at the Villaggio Leumann in Collegno just outside Turin, organized by Associazione Amici della Scuola Leumann in collaboration with the Coordinamento Tessitori, until 25th September.

The fair is dedicated exclusively to the textile crafts and it is for all those who weave by hand so that they can show their products. It is also an important event for craftsmen and textile art scholars with its conferences, workshops and exhibitions.

The place where the event is held has also a historical importance for Italian weaving. In the second half of the ‘800 a cotton mill was implanted in Collegno and the village was born and developed around the factory. In 1972 the mill closed, but today there is still its memory and the Association works to re-establish the link between work-weaving-village.

An appointment that we’ll try not to miss, always looking for artisans to interview and visit.

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Discovering Valtiberina’s artisans


Locandina Mostra Mercato 2016We recently had the opportunity to visit an area of Tuscany that has impressed us for its natural and artistic beauties.

Arezzo is the main city, at the center of a geographical area full of beautiful villages in the middle of an uncontaminated nature that make this part of Tuscany unique, a little more secluded from the usual tourist routes but rich of historical and artisan traditions.

East of Arezzo lies the old town of Anghiari that annually hosts an open show dedicated to the handicraft workshops of Arezzo and its valleys (Casentino, Valdarno, Valdichiana and Valtiberina). And we thought it was the right time to visit this region.

Those who follow us on our Instagram and Facebook profile will have seen photographic previews of the  41st Mostra Mercato dell’Artigianato della Valtiberina Toscana.

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