Isotta’s Sweet Bag

The designs, as well as the other Isotta’s pieces (Isotta’s Sampler Pillow, Isotta’s Strawberry Pincushion and Fob, Isotta’s Biscornu) were created for the International Show of Lace and Embroidery 2007, held in Rimini, Italy.

To honour the town and the show, I studied Rimini’s history and traditions.

Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta was the Seignior of Rimini from 1432.
He was not only a bold warrior, but also a poet and patron of arts.
He was in love with his third wife, Isotta degli Atti, whom he met when she was only thirteen.

Fabric 12.6x6.4 in (32x18 cm) Cream 28 ct Emiane linen by Fratelli Graziano
Threads The Thread Gatherer Silk’n Colors: 038 Rusty Amber, 9711 Spring Blush, 165 Cypress Umber, 9710 Latte, 9712 Summer Glow; The Thread Gatherer Silken Perlè SP5: 111 Old Lace; The Caron Collection Waterlilies: 106 Olive; DMC or Finca cotton flosses: 353 DMC or 1301 Finca
Stitches cross stitch over two, back stitch over two, satin stitch, rice stitch, Norwich stitch, double back stitch
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