Elegant embroidery of the Italian maid Elisabetta Ricami
Recently I saw the work of another great needlewoman - Italian embroiderer Elisabetta Ricami, or rather her real name Elisabetta Sforza. She almost never gives information about herself, writes only about her works and the history of their creation. She has her own school of hand embroidery, from time to time she participates in exhibitions and constantly experiments with materials and styles, looking for old books with descriptions of techniques and diagrams of folk embroideries. Among her works, besides the classic satin stitch, there are silk ribbon embroidery, Florentti and Assisi embroidery, experiments with glass beads and sequins, embroidery on felt. Put photos of her work.