Genni Tommasi

Genni Tommasi is a master weaver, designer, and musician. She is the founder and manager of the famous weaving workshop Tommasi Loom Works in Lucca, which is a city in Tuscany, Italy. Tommasi produces handmade fabrics on antique looms. She also works with Textile art and tapestry.

Tommasi's visual art is handwoven with wool yarn, cotton thread and recycled silk. The warp wire has been covered with mineral protection that provides a blockage of UV steels and preserves the colours. The frame is handmade from ayous wood and applied epoxy which gives a rustic texture. Ayous wood is a good material for quality frames for oil paintings, drawings and watercolors.

Lucca har city with centuries-old traditions of hand weaving. The city was a crossroads for the millennial Silk Road. It was natural that Tommasi Loom Works was founded in Lucca (2012) where the ancient art of weaving by hand is still performed and developed. The charm of works/products from Tommasi Loom Works comes from contrasts, from the meeting between craftsman tradition and modern design, between an old primitive dexterity and a creativity from modern artistic impulses. This is an authentic beauty factory. 

Tommasi has a past as a musician (harpist and composer). She has become an exceptionally accomplished designer and craftsman. She has translated her artistic and musical sensibility into weaving, creating a close connection between harp and hand weave through continuous harmonic and aesthetic references. The loom is a means of conveying her great creativity; It is an instinctive, yet elaborate form, combining both harmony and composition.

All works are designed and produced as unique works; Clean lines that accentuate the intense and vibrant energy of material beauty. Weaving makes yarn the most central component of her work when refined into a fabric form. Silk, hemp, and natural fibres dyed with pigments from vegetables and hand-spun yarn are blended with modern materials such as metal fibres and metallic threads to produce textile works that are processed into clothing collections, everyday textiles, and visual art.