Bernadette Baldelli, tatting and Ombrie embroidery

Publié le : 09/27/2015 12:28:32
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The delightful Bernadette Baldelli divides her time between her creations and participating in numerous fairs and needlework festivals both in France and Italy. She has a generous nature and adores transmitting her know-how through tatting and embroidery classes. She is also the author of numerous books on needle art, tatting, embroidery, crochet and knitting.…

Bernadette Baldelli à la boutique Sajou Paris

Bernadette Baldelli a commencé son activité de Designer textile après des études
à l’ESDAAD et à l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris. Elle est d'origine italienne par son père.

Our first meeting was on the subject of tatting. This technique was very popular in the 19th century and is largely described in the “bible” by Thérèse de Dillmont “The Encyclopedia of Ladies Fancy Work”. The author was of Sicilian origin, from Syracuse, where she was known as “occhi”. Tatting was also widely practiced in oriental countries where it is called “makouk” after the shuttles used in its making.

In fact tatting is a type of lace formed with the help of one or many boat-shaped shuttles. It is formed of loops, knots and picots? Arches are formed to make intricate curved patterns and beads can be inserted to give a luxurious look. All types of thread can be used and the finer the thread, the more refined the result.

 Travaux en frivolité réalisés par Bernadette Baldelli

La frivolité permet de réaliser de petits bijoux et accessoires et, avec un peu de pratique,
des objets plus sophistiqués comme des pochettes, bourses ou étuis.

Bernadette Baldelli also discovered Ombrie embroidery during her many visits to Italy. This embroidery had its heyday between 1904 and 1934 thanks to the Marquise of Sorbello, who set up a school of embroidery. The Marquise de Sorbello, Romyne Robert Ranieri, of American origin, taught young girls to embroider splendid pieces based on architectural elements of monuments and the Palace of Perouse and other ancestral homes where she stayed.

 “”Il punto Umbro” has always fascinated me”, explains Bernadette. “The graphic diversity obtained by a technical work of knotted and simple stitches gives a surprising 3-dimentionsional result. It is an embroidery with constantly changing results.

Broderie d'Ombrie par Bernadette Baldelli


The motif is embroidered on a rustic fabric and always tone on tone. The embroideries often have a border worked with a needle. These squares are traditionally pieced together, between the borders creating a rhythm of lines similar to lace. »


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