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IV edition Master I level "Textile - Creation of Art Fabrics" 2021/2022

1st level academic Master in Textiles – Creation of Art Fabrics: 1500 hours for learning to design and hand-produce precious fabrics. The course opens the way to collaborative working relationships in the ancient textiles restoration sector and in construction of costumes for the stage and film. The course foresees internships and apprenticeships at companies and at textile museums.
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September 27, 2021

Jacquard Design and Weaving course

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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September 27, 2021

Jacquard Design and Weaving course + 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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July 31, 2021

Historical Tailoring, Costume for the Performing Arts (biannual course)

The two-year course "Historical Tailoring, Costume for the Performing Arts" offers complete training, structured in quarters, aimed at acquiring sartorial professionalism for measuring up to and communicating with the various professional figures of the performing arts and live shows.
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July 26, 2021

Contemporary textile design inspired by historical Jacquard techniques

Representative samples of historical Jacquard techniques such as lampas, tacqueté, samitum are observed and analyzed. The number and function of warp and wefts series are identified, weave superimposition theory introduced and the drafting of complex weave structures practiced.
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The 2021 Summer School “The lady in red”

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Study of Historical Techniques and Technologies: from basic weaves to brocade and other weft effects

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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Haute Couture Embroidery - crochet de Lunéville

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Basic level Needlepoint Lace

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Figured fabrics. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing 2 | also ONLINE | Italian

Practical exercises on samples of ancient fabrics and 20th-century reproductions to learn a method of analysis of simple and complex weave structures using such analysis tools as the pick glass, digital microscope and macrophotography. Students are provided with samples and lecture notes.
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Shibori technique for wearable art

The course covers traditional Shibori techniques for tie-dye, stitch-dye, fold-dye, pole wrap-dye, etc. as well as three-dimensional effects, appropriate for creation of garments having great impact and artistic interest.
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Figured fabrics. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing 2 |ONLINE| English

Practical exercises on samples of ancient fabrics and 20th-century reproductions to learn a method of analysis of simple and complex weave structures using such analysis tools as the pick glass, digital microscope and macrophotography. Students are provided with samples and lecture notes.
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Tapestry History

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May 21, 2021 - Closed course

Movimenti ripetuti e benessere della persona

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History of Textiles 2. Textile decoration from the Baroque era to the Empire period

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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History of Costume and Fashion 2: Evolution from the XVI sec. to the French Revolution

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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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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Laboratorio Sartoriale 1 "Medioevo" - Progetti Speciali

Obiettivo del corso è insegnare l'arte della sartoria, guidando gli allievi a creare abiti storici attraverso lo studio della storia del costume e del taglio storico. Lezioni pratiche durante le quali gli allievi affineranno le loro conoscenze sulle tecniche sartoriali indispensabili per una corretta pratica del mestiere. Il Laboratorio è dedicato alla restituzione di due abiti scelti tra i più rappresentativi raffigurati negli affreschi con l’ Allegoria ed effetti del Buon Governo (1338-1339) di Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Siena, Palazzo Pubblico.
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Tapestry. Basic notions of conservation and restoration 2

Application of integrative restoration techniques to a small fragment: replacement of broken warps and reweaving in colour and in selected areas.
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Protezione dei dati personali (GDPR) - per Aziende | ONLINE |

Il Regolamento si applica in toto da maggio 2018 a tutte le organizzazioni, pubbliche e private con lo scopo di tutelare uniformemente i dati personali trattati all’interno dell’Unione. La Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio eroga due tipologie di percorsi di formazione.
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Embroidery. Recognition of embroidery stitches and techniques | ONLINE |

Recognition of one-dimensional stitches in a continuous direction (running stitches) and back stitches; two-dimensional stitches, combined stitches; stitches creating fabrics; stitches for embroidering with sequins, beads and other materials.
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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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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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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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Tapestry. Basic notions of conservation and restoration 1

Introduction to tapestry conservation and basic notions of restoration.
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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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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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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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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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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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Carpet weaving - level 1

Notions of history, use and technique relating to carpet-making. Course I: Basic level
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Tapestry weaving - level 1

Notions of history, use and technique relating to tapestry-making.
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October 26, 2019 - Closed course

Corso fuorisede | Riconoscere le tecniche seriche storiche per una attribuzione di base

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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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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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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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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: 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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May 21, 2018 - Closed course

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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