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“Atarashii: textile origami”

16/01/2019 - Events

The review “Crossing Art & Books” of the Library of Città Studi Biella, which has become a reference point for local artists, is ready to host the next event.

Atarashii: textile origami, the textile art exhibition organized by the “Trame” Biellesi Association, will be inaugurated on Thursday 17 January 2019 at 17.30 in Città Studi.

The installation, in view until March 2, shows, suspended as flags or dropped as coats of arms on the windows of the corridor of the library, some quilts and blankets made with the Japanese technique called Atarashii (新 し い = new) which consists of folding cloth handkerchiefs instead of paper.

Textile origami that require hours of work to be realized and are the fruit of wisdom in sewing combined with the fruitful creativity of those who assemble them patiently. A mosaic of colors and fabrics that can satisfy the eye even of those unfamiliar with these artisan practices, in the hope that more and more people will become passionate about and approach the world of patchwork: the most widespread feminine textile art in the world.

The “Trame” Biellesi Association born in 2009 unlike other groups and associations that deal with patchwork and quilting in the world, does not use American or Japanese fabrics, but those produced locally by the Biella industries. A peculiarity that has allowed these hard-working sewing artists to be known nationally, through exhibitions and trade fairs.

The works on display were made by: Annamaria Vialardi, Gina Fracassetti, Laura Gallo, Lina Veronese, Nicoletta Galeno, others are the result of a collective work by the members of the “Trame” Biellesi.

The exhibition that dialogues with the reading proposal “Textile arts: a bibliography stitched around the fabric“, will be open to the public from Monday to Friday, all day 8.00 am – 7.00 pm and Saturday from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. Reduced time instead Saturday: 16, February 23 and March 2 (from 8.30 to 12.30).

For more information, please contact the Città Studi Biella Library on 015 8551107 and write to: biblioteca@cittastudi.org.