Discover a rare embroidery technique45 minutes Max 12 peopleFree
Isilda Parente and her team warmly welcome visitors to their atelier and enjoy sharing more about their ancestral Viana do Castelo embroidery. After an introduction of its origins and rich history, you will be shown examples of traditional patterns such as leaves, flowers or hearts embroidered with blue or red cotton on white cloth. Isilda will also explain how she has contributed to revitalising this local craft by innovating with new colours, textures and patterns. You will also see a few curiosities and observe an artisan at work. Certainly, a memorable way of discovering this unique style of embroidery, rarely found today in other parts of Europe.