Work In Progress: Nadia Albertini

This September, we were excited to have  Nadia Albertini, a NYC based textile and embroidery designer, featured in the Work In Progress program.

During her residency, Nadia set up her studio in the window of TAC’s Manhattan Studio, displaying swatches and sketchbooks, as well as her techniques and processes, and filled the space with magic and glitter.




In her work,  she often combines the use of different techniques and materials, to achieve surprising and inventive results. Some of the materials used range from cottons and silks, to handwoven raffia fibers, or leather, Swarovski crystals to coconut beads or wood. She has also hand-printed and dyed her fabric before beading to achieve even more intricate results. Nadia’s embroidery and textile designs have been featured in the collections of many renowned fashion designers all over the world.


IMG_5968 IMG_5967 IMG_4585

IMG_4588 IMG_4584


For her last session of open hours for WIP, Nadia hosted a free workshop on bead embroidery, where she shared some of her techniques and processes:


IMG_6097 IMG_6104 IMG_6105 IMG_6102 IMG_6099 IMG_6100 IMG_6098 IMG_6101


TAC’s Work In Progress program offers a behind the scenes look into the practice of contemporary artists and designers, to engage the public in a dialogue surrounding innovation in the world of textiles. You can learn more here.

Leave a Reply