Signora Pipia, the mother of artist Mirella Pipia, is quite a talent herself! Here, she proudly displays earings that she crafted. With beads and specially chosen thread, really a type of high quality strings of different colors and fibers, she utilized tatting to make these exquisite pieces of jewelry. Tatting in Italian is known as “chiacchierino,” which literally means “little chatting” because women chat while they work.
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My mother used to do some tatting and she taught me how. Long since forgotten. But it’s a rather sweet little art. Very nice jewelry from it! 🙂
Wow! You learned this? It is such a beautiful craft. Older Sicilian women have mastered it, and make incredible doilies and necklaces, bracelets, earings of course, and more!
Really enjoyed this entry for the fascinating technique and description of the custom.