Hello. Today I would like to introduce my friend Simona. She is an talented artist who can make delicate lace-like crafts called “Tombolo aquilano”, a traditional craft of L’Aquila.
I think it’s faster to see the image before the explanation, so I will post the one with permission here.
Details are quoted from Wikipedia.
Aquilan bobbin lace
The bobbin lace of L’Aquila is a bobbin lace made in L’Aquila, the capital of Abruzzo, which falls into the category of continuous thread lace (blonda, torchon, cluny). Its birth is traced back to around the fifteenth century. Its characteristic is that it is produced in one piece without ever returning to the work already done; it is worked with very fine linen or silk yarn.
With a history of more than 500 years, this traditional craft is very popular not only in Abruzzo but also in those who understand its value. Because it is made by hand, it’s only one in the world. Please contact her directly for detailed orders. She ships not only in Italy but also overseas (shipping costs are paid by the purchaser). It is water resistant and dries naturally even when wet. Those using natural stone have the power of stone to protect you from disasters.
Her email: simona.iannini(at)virgilio.it