My studio originally was a shoe workshop that I have renovated some years ago.
It measures about 70 square meters and is located in a beautiful garden near the
independent house where I live. I personally painted the inside and outside walls
in warm and cold colors: yellow and orange for the fireplace side and green for
the opposite side in order to harmonize with garden leaves. There are two rooms:
one small for dyeing and painting, one larger where I sew, study, and work at
the computer. Antique furniture is used to collect and organize my tools, books,
and works. My inspirations come from different sources. I enjoy manipulating materials,
painting, distressing, and burning, completing my works with free machine embroidery.
The favorite aspects of my studio are the absolute silence that surrounds me,
the colors in my garden, and the company of my lovely cat.
Studio photos: Tiziana Tateo.
Tiziana Tateo, Leopold, 2005;
tissue paper, old calico, nappy liner painted and transferred on calico, gold
wax, brown and golden threads; fresco technique on tissue paper, free machine
embroidery; 27" x 20" x 2. Photo: Tiziana Tateo.