Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Exposition in Matera

Dear tatting friends,
perhaps you have never heard from this little town in South Italy, but perhaps you have seen a film about Jesus Crist, which was made in the old town, which is called "sassi", which means stones or rockies. All the old houses are caves, only the front side is embellished with cutted pieces of rocks, called "tufi". I have been invited to make an exposition (click here to see the pictures) there in a cave of the old town, where all the caves are now beeing restaured and filled with artists, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. This to conserve the old town for tourists and to give it new life.
The lady you see near the mirrors with crocheted embellishment is the organizer and owner of the cave. She is also owner of a yarn shop in the modern town and she shows here wonderful knitted and crocheted items.


Tatskool said...

That's a beautiful exhibition of your work, thank you for showing it.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

How fascinating! Matera looks like an interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Tattycat said...

Wow! This is amazing Iris! Congratulations on being chosen. This looks like a place I would love to visit. I wish I could transport myself there right now! I have never seen this town or these caves in a movie, but maybe I just don't remember. It is beautiful. Please take lots of pictures. I would love to visit Italy, but might not get there in person.

Ridgewoman said...

Oh Iris! Thank you for sharing this town and their exposition. I think we tatters need to make a journey to Matera! If it were not for you, I'd never have seen such a unique, lovely place with attractive people! I'm so glad you were invited to the exposition ~ such an outstanding tatter as a representative of our art.
Best Wishes,

Marty said...

Wonderful pictures, Iris! What a fascinating place. I'm not surprised someone wanted to try on your necklace and earrings.

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures. What a lovely place to go visit. Your tatting is all so lovely and there's SO MUCH of it.