At the Italia Invita Forum in 2009, designer Guido Fauro requested the collaboration of the lacemakers and embroiderers who were exhibiting at the Forum for help in creating two bridal bouquets, one of needlework flowers and one of needlework ribbons to go with his cut paper bouquet for his display corresponding with the Forum's theme of Weddings Italian Style.
Over 50 exhibitors answered the call and produced some incredible needlework flowers and ribbons.
Guido Fauro's cut paper bouquet:
The floral bouquet:
And the ribbon bouquet:
In the July/August 2011 issue of Piecework, you can find my article on these bouquets and a project of the two intricate needle lace and embroidered ribbons by the maestra Elisabetta Holzer Spinelli which were included in the Italia Invita ribbon bouquet.
Many thanks to Luisa for the use of her photos!