A very warm welcome to my Filofilò website for everyone who loves hand embroidery.
I am Giuliana Buonpadre, master of embroidery. On my website you can find and explore all the ideas for hand embroidery that I have created over many years. This was done not only in my workshop, but also during the courses in my embroidery school, in the embroidery manuals I have written and illustrated, in the reticello kits I have produced, and in the motifs and designs which are embroidered into many of my works and those of my friends who have worked and continue to work with me.
In my Workshop, in courses for my embroidery School, in the embroidery manuals I have written and illustrated, in the reticello kits I have produced, and in the motifs and designs which are embroidered into many of my works and those of my friends who have worked and continue to work with me.
I opened my Workshop in 1989, and ceased activity in 2009, following a prolonged illness. My School, however, lives on - with my recovery - and indeed in some ways it has become international, as my working group has been joined by some wonderful French students, and other nationalities too, who embroider alongside me.
I started my business in Via S. Egidio in Verona, in the heart of the old city and a stone's throw from Piazza delle Erbe. As a passionate embroiderer, I felt the desire to express my creativity and at the same time the need to preserve the knowledge and skills of women's handiwork, so much so that between 1998 and 2005 Filofilò became an association for the recovery of the feminine arts, before subsequently returning to its role as a School of embroidery.
In this way I have furthered my knowledge in the field of soft furnishings and hand embroidery, and in 2004 I began to transfer this knowledge into manuals which I then published, as the School increasingly took over; and over the years I have received gratifying recognition, both public and private.
For over ten years I have attended Italian and international Shows and Trade Fairs, and I continue with the embroidery courses and the book publishing which has brought our embroidery, especially Reticello, to needlewomen in many countries; the positive feedback received has helped to increase the volume and quality of the reticello works being produced at home and abroad in recent years.