CH-6914 Carona, Switzerland

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I live in Carona, a little village over the city of Lugano, in the south of Switzerland.  I was involved in textile since I was a child. I learned, thanks to family members, to sew, knit, crochet and embroider. My dolls had a big wardrobe because I created clothes and accessories. Then I chose the sewing profession. After, with high school, I became a teacher of creative activity. Now I'm teaching in the elementary school of Massagno. I began with the Patchwork in relation with the school and doing some country works. I learned other techniques as felt ...

Visiting a festival of Patchwork, I discover Art Textile and Contemporary Quilts. So I decided to follow stages with internationals Artist in France and Switzerland. My beginning works were figurative quilting related to embroidery and other techniques. I know Linda Colsh, and I had the luck to follow a master of one year with her. I learned a lot of things, and she brings me on the abstract.




Barks Colors and Shapes

My quilts are inspired by barks. I observe trees and take some details and from that, I create abstract shapes that I combine with the theory of colours. My stuff are hand dyed with Procion Mx. All pieced and quilted by machine with variegated threads.




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