Il Filarino is born out of love for a tradition of craft and the happiness that we feel in sharing this passion. But at the same time, everything we have learnt to cherish from the past and from our families is also deeply influenced by our constant curiosity about whatever is new in art, technology, fashion, society and so on.
There is a colourful thread that connects everything we do and we believe that this thread, whether in wool or cotton, will make fibre, knitting and crochet enthusiasts fall even more in love with these wonderful crafts, it will make creativity and imagination flourish among those who are curious but still inexperienced, and will allow each and everyone of you to discover a world that perhaps some had forgotten existed.
Are we too ambitious? Maybe, but why not try it ?!
I hope that this website, together with our store located in via Murri 88/A in Bologna, Italy, will provide you with all the necessary tools to follow that colourful thread … and why not, to discover together where it will take you and what it has in store for you!
The Team: The project for Il Filarino was born from and idea of Lorenza’s, and then, slowly but steadily, many more creative minds have joined it, each of whom has come with their own style and many breaths of novelty.
Lorenza: “I grew up among skeins of yarn and knitting needles, a knitter’s niece and daughter of a teacher who always spent her evenings knitting. As a child I often wondered why my mother in the evening, instead of watching movies carefully or doing something else, preferred to work again. It was not difficult to answer my question … that delicate ticking, those colored balls and that ritual had the power to enchant me, distracting me from everything else. My passion was born from there and it was combined, over time, to the curiosity for technology and the desire to create and design always different things”.