L'histoire de la Dentelle

FA.I.P. snc was born in 1953 as a producer of Bobbin Laces with JACQUARD. The careful management of the Riscaldino's family, present for three generations, has allowed to increase and diversify production.

Since 2014 Owner of the new registered trademark PIZZITALIANI

The production range for our Cluny Laces, Lace and embroidery, Bobbin Laces, Elastic Ribbons, involves the use of most of the fibers available on the market today, but FAIP always opts for those of the highest quality. Our 60 years of experience allow us to offer an innovative and quality product. Indeed:
• the best raw materials on the market are used and researched
• customer needs are always met and can count on high quality technical advice

The Italian Bobbin Lace arts


Among the various factors which contribute to create the history, the civilization, the artistic orientation of a country are the development and the trade of the lace and the bobbin lace. It is a type of art that has existed since the 1400s, which has been disseminated first to the working classes, and then to religious communities and aristocratic families. To work with bobbins we need a little: bobbins, a roll with a length of 25-30cm and a diameter of 15-20cm; a three-legged support device, a quantity of spindle couples; silver brass needles and thread. The lacemaker, who works seated leans over the spindles, blocks the cardboard with the pattern of the lace design she wants to make. First, it is necessary to wrap the wire around the spindles, forming a double knot at their head. The work consists of two movements: turning and crossing. These two movements allow the creation of half-passes or internal passes which can form various patterns: grid, tulle, canvas, net, cross or other shapes. The passes are held taut at each cross. The detail of the execution depends on the spindles, launched and resumed with a marvelous turn of the agile fingers of an expert lacemaker. The most famous lace and bobbin lace works are: the "renaissance point" (only seven pairs of bobbins), a hexagonal "network" with a honeycomb; the "venice point" (ninety pairs of time zones); finally, the precious "antique lace".