The first Tombolo works perhaps date back to 1400; it was work carried out with rudimentary tools (spindles made from animal bones and fish bones used like pins).Many European countries vie for credit for being the birthplace of this art (Germany, France, Italy, Flanders); but Italy was the first center of diffusion thanks to the activity of the Venetian merchants.Live your Tombolo experience in the nearby of Ascoli Piceno and bring back your homemade souvenir!All tools included. Transfers not included.
Guided Tombolo lab consist in an series of activity like:- introduction to history of bobbin lace and embroidery, from venetian merchants to Piceno land,- learning by doing with the equipment and the assistance provided by the artisan, - made yourself your souvenir.All the activities are guided by the local artisan.The lab starts in the morning, in the artisan shop, in Offida. At the end of the workshop you can bring back home the result of your work or one made by the artisan. The artisan will provide you all tools required. Transfers not included / Ask us for your private transfer. Lunch / food and drink not included.