What are your sources of inspiration?
I draw inspiration from the fields in bloom and the decorative motifs of the ancient local traditions. My aim is to replicate the textures of the earth and the colours of the extraordinary Sardinian sea. It’s enough for me to observe the room that needs to be decorated to come up with the perfect matching pieces.
Is it true that in Samugheo every woman knows how to weave?
Yes, it is. It’s the tradition. Our town is acclaimed for its textiles, every little girl grows up with the knowledge that sooner or later she has to sit in front of a loom. It’s unthinkable that a woman in Samugheo doesn’t know at least the ropes of this craft.
When did you start?
My father and my uncles owned a textile workshop, so I grew up among looms and weavers. During the summer holidays, I used to go down to the workshop and learn the basics. I was 14 when I produced my first piece: it was a small rug with very colourful stars.
What materials do you use?
Mainly wool and cotton, which we source from Sardinia, and linen that comes from Prato, in Tuscany. I get through a lot of fabric, in many colours. To produce a small rug, it takes up to two days. If the item is more than two metres long, I have to work with a helper, and we need a few days to complete it.