Our week In Orvieto

This is the wonderful view I experienced each morning looking over the walls of the city into the valley below. It was like a patchwork quilt. Every direction I looked in was a different texture.

All my students found a unique way to express their creativity using the wonderful layers of the ancient town along with images that really appealed to them. Each started a piece that would remind them of there wonderful week in Orvieto.

Kathy was inspired by all the different views from the windows of the city.

Many students brought fun fabrics for use in their piece. Sharing with each other to find the perfect fabric to depict what they were creating.

Sandy fell in love with the fields of poppies. This is the start of her layering.

Sandra loved the birds, the wonderful sunshine and the flowers.

We were very fortunate to be able to visit the Ceramic Museum. The owner gave us a tour sharing his knowledge of the history of local pottery. Christina translated for us.

The color and images were wonderful. At the end we were treated to a glass of wine in the museum.

I feel very fortunate to be teaching for Kristi and Bill. They have such warm personalities and are so passionate about Italy. The trip is always filled with surprises and I have learnt so much about the area and the people. I can’t wait to return again next year.

This is one of the things I will miss!

On Thursday we always go to the local market and buy a picnic lunch which we enjoy in the courtyard of the convent. It was fun to have Mary and her Husband visit for a couple of days. Mary was in Orvieto with us last year and this year was traveling around Italy with her husband.

We visited the local winery ‘Palazone’ and sampled many of Givani’s wines. We also had a tour of the wine cellars.

Students hard at work creating. Some did a little shopping during class but were made to share their treasures with the class on returning. It sort of started a cycle of shopping as then some students needed to go and buy what others found. I think more was shipped home in weight this year than previous classes. We had some good shoppers!

We had a lovely pizza lunch at Zeppelins this year. I think he made about 6 different pizzas for us to try using all local fresh ingredients. Well that is enough about indulging I will be sharing all the student creations next.

From sunny Italy

Creative Stitching


One Response to “Our week In Orvieto”

  1. Oh Sue…we miss your beautiful spirit and endless creativity. Thank you for a stellar week! You touched each of us with your talent, your gentle teaching style and your continuing appreciation for Orvieto. Truly a dreamy week of embroidered splendor! We feel so lucky to know you’ll be back with us next year and again in 2014. Italy only gets better and better…we have so much to look forward to.
    Much love and enormous thanks.

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