My name is Federica Silvani, I was born in Sulmona, April 20, 1972. I have a degree in philosophy achieved in 2000 at the Università degli Studi G. D’Annunzio in Chieti. As regards my professional training I attended many courses among which: the course La formazione degli insegnanti (teacher training) at Università degli Studi G. D’Annunzio with a final exam; an advanced training course Gestione delle Risorse Umane e Strategia di Impresa (management of human resources and business strategies); an updating course Inventariazione, conservazione e restauro dei beni library (inventorying, conservation and restoration of library materials) at the Università degli Studi di L’Aquila; an educational course Esperto in Marketing Aziendale (expert in corporate marketing).
Moreover I privately studied piano for six years and I did the solfeggio exam after three years of course.
As regards my past work experiences before embarking on the art of pillow lace I made substitutions at different schools in Sulmona from 2000 to 2003; from 2003 to 2008 I had a co-ordinated and continuous collaboration contract; from 2008 to 2010 I had a fixed-term contract with the provincial administration in L’Aquila.
In December 2010 after leaving that employment I decide, just for fun, to learn pillow lace with two women from Scanno, two really good teachers.
After a period of learning and training I organized in August 2012 a small exhibition in Scanno and the result was so positive that pillow lace, this wonderful art, is today my main activity.