MTV Designs

Maria Teresa Vitali lives in Rome, but as a young school girl she spent her summers in Milan with her mother and grandmother. She remembers watching her grandmother stitch, enchanted by her expert hand and creations. She began to design as a young child, and her mother kept all her drawings. She did not realize that these early designs would inspire her later needlework. Her first design was a sampler dedicated to the two most important women in her life: her mother and grandmother. Maria Theresa Vitali's company MTV Designs was founded in 2002 for the creation of patterns of embroidery on her designs. Her designs are based on romantic subjects, sewing kits, needlerolls, biscornu, boxes and sewing sets. She uses fine materials such as hand-dyed silk threads, hand-dyed linen, beads, and Swarovski crystals. When she uses cross-stitch in her designs she loves to add those traditional embroidery stitches to give her designs a special touch.