Courses archive

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Introduction to Raised Embroidery - Stumpwork

Basic course to learn Stumpwork embroidery: to work padding, applied fabrics (appliqué) and needlelace, as well as a few raised and surface embroidery stitches.
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Gold embroidery: purl thread

A practical first-level course for learning the ancient art of gold embroidery, for creating jewels with needle and thread.
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September 28, 2018 - Closed course

Corso IFTS "Stilista 4.0" 2018

Corso gratuito di Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore (IFTS) di 800 ore (di cui 530 ore di aula, 240 di stage e 30 ore accompagnamento) per 20 allievi. Bando approvato dalla Regione Toscana con decreto D.D. n. 11219 del 25/07/2017 Graduatoria approvata con decreto n.3672 del 20/02/2018. Codice progetto: 193535
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Gold embroidery: couching stitch

A practical first-level course for learning the ancient art of gold embroidery, for creating jewels with needle and thread.
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June 21, 2019 - Closed course

Corso di Qualifica "Addetto alla Lavorazione Tessile" 2019

Bando per corso gratuito di Qualifica Professionale per ADDETTO ALLA LAVORAZIONE TESSILE specializzato nel controllo Qualità. Durata corso: 900 ORE (di cui 470 ore di aula, 400 di STAGE, 30 di orientamento) per n.12 allievi. Scadenza domande 21 giugno 2019.
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Carpet. Basic notion of conservation and restoration 1

Introduction to rug and carpet conservation: basic notions concerning cleaning and correct maintenance.
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Corso fuorisede | Riconoscere le tecniche seriche storiche per una attribuzione di base

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Workshop " Wool jewelry. Creative recycling"

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Carpet. Basic notions of conservation and restoration 2

Application of integrative restoration techniques to a small fragment: replacement of broken warps, reweaving of the wefts and knotting.
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Tapestry weaving - level 1

Notions of history, use and technique relating to tapestry-making.
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Carpet weaving - level 1

Notions of history, use and technique relating to carpet-making. Course I: Basic level
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Weaving on the shaft loom: threading and drafting

Theoretical/practical course to learn textile drafting; that is, how to read a diagram of the various components, threading, knotting and pedal set-up, and then weaving from the drawing on the loom.
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Online Course | Bobbin lace. Recognition, Study and Cataloguing

The aim of the course is to offer tools to recognize, analyze and describe laces, through the observation of objects in various states of conservation, both ancient and contemporary. Teacher: Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols
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Online Course | Needlepoint lace. Recognition, study and cataloguing

The course offers to the students tools to be able to recognize, analyze and describe laces, by observation of objects in various states of conservation, antique and contemporary. Teacher: Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols
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Tapestry weaving - level 2

Advanced level: each student designs a small tapestry, draws the cartoon, and then handweaves his/her work.
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Embroidery: the ‘punto Bargello’ technique

A basic course for learning the embroidery technique known as ‘punto Bargello’ or ‘flame stitch’. This eminently Florentine counted-thread technique, whose origins lie in the far-off 15th century, calls for upright flat stitches laid in an opportune mix of colour to create particular three-dimensional effects.
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Carpet weaving - level 2

Advanced level: each student designs a small carpet, draws the cartoon, and then handweaves his/her work.
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Introduction to Jacquard Weaving + Lodging

Basic course to introduce participants to the Jacquard design process, to loom technology and the specifics of the Lisio loom set-ups. The student will stay at Fondazione Lisio apartments, price for this course is cumulative of the accomodation costs.
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Introduction to Jacquard Weaving. Figured fabrics drawn with the weft

Basic course to introduce participants to the Jacquard design process, to loom technology and the specifics of the Lisio loom set-ups.
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Tapestry. Basic notions of conservation and restoration 1

Introduction to tapestry conservation and basic notions of restoration.
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Study of Historical Techniques and Technologies

Intensive theoretical/practical seminar: the weave structures studied during the textile analysis courses are woven using a range of looms and visualization methods, to promote comprehension of the connection between weave annotation, analysis and loom technology.
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Italian Folk Weaving

The lessons review the techniques and styles typical of several regions of Italy - Tuscany, Lombardy, Umbria, Sicily, Sardinia - from the thread to the finished fabric.
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October 05, 2020

Plain cloth. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing | also ONLINE|

Course participants learn how to identify the constituent elements of woven textiles according to the methods proposed by the Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens. Observation of historical samples in varying states of conservation, modern reconstructions and contemporary wovens.
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Basic weaving on the shaft loom

A course for learning the basics of weaving and how to weave ‘samplers’ on pre-prepared 4-to-8 heddle looms, to manage tensioning, shrinkage and shuttles, to repair broken threads and defects in the weave, to create impeccable selvedges.
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October 14, 2020

History of Textiles 1. Textile decoration from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Individual module of "Historical Tailoring, Costume and Performing". The course aim is to illustrate not only the ways in which a decorative theme which has characterised textile production through the ages – that is, flowers and plant motifs – has assumed different meanings in different historical eras but also how taste and the idea of ‘fashion’ have evolved through the centuries. A vast iconographic repertoire of slides is projected, church vestments and paraments and textile fragments from the Fondazione Lisio historic archives are presented.
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October 14, 2020

History of Costume and Fashion 1: Evolution from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

The course traces the evolution of the various types of clothing in use from ancient times through the Renaissance and focuses, besides on the stylistic peculiarities of each era, on the specific uses to which wool, leathers and silk were put and the significance acquired by each material over history.
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October 19, 2020

Figured panels handwoven on a digital jacquard loom

Practical course during which figured panels are designed and subsequently hand-woven on a digital Jacquard loom.
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