Abilmente Spring Edition
During the four days of the event, patchwork, creative sewing, scrapbooking, decoration, and jewellery enthusiasts were able to appreciate a host of new items, not only on the stands but also in the demo areas of the most important manufacturers and retailers in the industry. The event schedule saw 7 exhibitions, 6 ateliers, 13 demo areas, 2 conferences and over a thousand courses. The most established creative on the international scene enriched the even with their extraordinary skills: Eleonora Giuffrida from Miss Cake, Gaia Segattini from Vendetta Uncinetta, Simona Girelli, Dario Cestaro, Nunzia De Feo, and Elisabeth Nacenta.
The most important events included an eclectic dance performance, “Intrecci”, by director Annadora Scalone with Gruppo Duende, who inaugurated the Event in the centre of the new pavilion 7 of Fiera di Vicenza, around the installation “La Clessidra”(“The hourglass”) curated by DAMSS - Daniela Arnoldi & Marco Sarzi Sartori. The construction, the symbolic work of this spring edition of ABILMENTE is 6 metres high and built from five vertical elements in wood, set out like an hourglass with a pentagonal base. 55,000 metres of yarn support the 3,300 different weaves hanging to represent the interactions among the many people who were at the event, as well as the creativity and quality of the great work carried out at the Expo.