Artistic and Artisan Heritage of the Assisi Textiles

“There isn’t a day that I don’t have a needle in my hand,” Antonietta told me as we talked about her passione for the embroidery of the punto Assisi (the Assisi stitch). She grew up with a passion for the punto Assisi as her mother created textile masterpieces in this stitch. As a child, Antonietta watched her mother work and at about age 15, she, too, started doing the Assisi stitch…and never stopped. 

I asked Antonietta about her motifs and choices of designs, and


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