Il Fazzoletto

Ah, the handkerchief. Such a useful little scrap of fabric, and so under-used in modern society. Beyond usefulness it has a lot of history during which it was not only an object of utility, but also an object of great beauty. I am working open-work embroidery onto a linen handkerchief at the moment, a favorite … Continue reading Il Fazzoletto


Ah, the lovely dresses one wears when you are enamored of 16th century Florentine attire. Today, like in the 16th century, laundry is an important component of garment wear and care. This weekend I went to a fabulous event in my red brocade gown which has a jeweled bodice and a train. The event was … Continue reading Lissia