This Workshop and Museum was founded in 1921 by Giudittta Brozzetti and it is one of the last remaining hand-weaving workshops in Italy.
The Giuditta Brozzetti artistic hand weaving laboratory-museum is located in the first Franciscan church in Perugia, built around the year 1212. It later known as the Women’s Church of Saint Francis after being passed on to the Benedictine Sisters of Sant’Angelo. After changing hands several times, it was eventually realized as a workshop for hand-made textiles.
The Museum and Workshop Brozzetti
The technique of creating textiles is a family tradition that has been handed down through four female generations. In modern society, textiles and fabric are often mass produced so the Giuditta Brozzetti Museo Laboratorio represents a life before industry and the value of handmade products.
Passionate about the art of hand-weaving on antique wooden looms, Brozzetti reproduced decorative motifs taken from Etruscan pottery and paintings and ancient tombs and wove them into fine cloths. The materials used in these hand wovens are all high grade linens, cottons, silks, cashmeres and metallics and they are woven on 19th century Jacquard frames.
Giuditta Brozzetti Hand Weaving Museum-Atelier is open every day from Monday to Friday at 08:30 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 18:00, with free entrance. On Saturday, Sunday and Festive days, it is open by appointment, reserving guided tours with practical demonstration to the frame.
The classes of Hand Weaving and Embroidery at Brozzetti Atelier
The Museum and Workshop Brozzetti organizes some classes of Hand Weaving and Embroidery for beginners and experts. The classes are hold in group of maximum 4 people or also one participant, in Italian or English language.
The beginners, without any experience, will learn the basic techniques of hand weaving. For whom have these basics, they will propose to learn new disegns and particular decorations inspider by the Umbrian tradition.
Depending on your time availability, the classes can be organized for 1 day or during 1 - 3 weeks. For more practical informations and for the prices, please contact the museum.
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