Day 6: Italy
Join the discussion in the Online International Fiber Festival group on Ravelry or Facebook. And be sure to follow the festival on Instagram.
Vendors from Italy
All of these vendors can be found in the marketplace. (Click the link then scroll down to the marketplace section!)
Choose one (or more!) of the following classes for your morning learning. You will need a subscription to Craftsy to take the classes. Please note: if you have a subscription, you do not need to purchase the class unless you want to. Simply click play on the video!
Modern Brioche Lace with Lesley Anne Robinson
Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques with Joan McGowan-Michael
New Directions in Lace with Romi Hill
Explore the Region
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Wild Italy — A two part documentary about the wildlife of Italy.
Colosseum: The Whole Story — The Colosseum in Rome is undergoing a thorough cleaning and restoration. This documentary covers the process and conveys the history of this world-renown landmark. (Note: The Tracian people mentioned during the discussion of Gladiators were from present day Bulgaria, which we will be visiting tomorrow.)
The Renaissance Factor — Follow Michelangelo, crusaders, and more as Italy moves through the Renaissance.
The following videos are available for free on YouTube. Consider taking advantage of the free trial of a YouTube subscription, which will block the commercials YouTube usually adds to their videos. The trial lasts for one month and they will send you an email a week before you are charged, so be sure to cancel at the end of the festival or when you get the email, or stay subscribed if you find it worth your while.
Please note: There are tons of Rick Steves tour guides spotlighting various areas of Italy. I recommend you pick 2 or 3 and then head on to the other documentaries. Come back to the other episodes if you have time.
Italy’s Great Hill Towns
Tuscany’s Dolce Vita
Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Naples and Pompeii
Milan and Lake Como
Rome: Ancient Glory
Rome: Back-Street Riches
Rome: Baroque Brilliance
Italy’s Riviera: Cinque Terre
Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side-Trips
Florence: Heart of the Renaissance
Venice: City of Dreams
Venice and Its Lagoon
Italy’s Verona, Padova, and Ravenna
Siena and Tuscany’s Wine Country
Click the menu items for the recipes. The shopping lists are available to be downloaded by day and by the entire event. Print off your preference and head to the market!
Pappa al Pomodoro
Biscotti di Prato
We hope you enjoyed your day in Italy!
Join us tomorrow as we visit Bulgaria!