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  • Needle Stitch Doilies in Pure Linen
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    Rectangular Doilies Set nicely embroidered by hand Needle Stitch  in the ledge. Measures: doily 1 pc cm 70x35; doilies 2 pcs cm 35x20

  • Needle Stitch Doilies in Pure Linen
    Needle Stitch Doilies in...

    Rectangular Doilies Set nicely embroidered by hand Needle Stitch  in the ledge. Measures: doily 1 pc cm 70x35; doilies 2 pcs cm 35x20

  • Needle Stitch Doilies in Pure Linen
    Needle Stitch Doilies in...

    Rectangular Doilies Set nicely embroidered by hand Needle Stitch  in the ledge. Measures: doily 1 pc cm 70x35; doilies 2 pcs cm 35x20

  • Needle Stitch Doilies in Pure Linen
    Needle Stitch Doilies in...

    Rectangular Doilies Set nicely embroidered by hand Needle Stitch  in the ledge. Measures: doily 1 pc cm 70x35; doilies 2 pcs cm 35x20

  • Needle Stitch Doilies in Pure Linen
    Needle Stitch Doilies in...

    Rectangular Doilies Set nicely embroidered by hand Needle Stitch  in the ledge. Measures: doily 1 pc cm 70x35; doilies 2 pcs cm 35x20

Guide to embroidery

Embroidery is a very ancient art probably  born in the East and then developed also in the West. In Italy, more precisely in Sicily this art began around the year one thousand and then spread in all the other regions, each of them refines specific techniques to enhance and personalize linens and clothing.
Then these typical handworks loose their regional belonging to crystallize as true universal embroidery techniques.

Below we offer you some of the most popular and well-known embroideries on our products.

 

Processing Burano

The Burano can be considered as a derivation of eastern  needle lace, and its execution was originated in Venice in the late fifteenth century.
With the decay of Venice, Burano lace was about to disappear around the end of 1700, but in 1800 with the establishment of a school of lace on the island, there was a production of great prestige. You embroider free, without sketchs, and it is made by points to picots and points in relief, which require great technical capacity to perform. The difficulty of these stitches often requires the handwork of many embroiderers to produce a single piece, so that each of them is specialized in a particular kind of embroidery.

 

Cantù Lace

The execution of Cantù lace was brought to Italy in the sixteenth century by the Benedictine nuns from France. It is done with the help of a cushion called tombolo, with pins
and numerous spindles that are used to weave the threads that make up this lace.

 

Filet processing

This embroidery is characterized by the cross hatch which presents itself as a net on which the embroidery is performed. Handmade probably derived from ancient craft of the fishermen's nets. On a net structure, handmade with a needle, also called modano, and a vise, are then added, with various stitches of embroidery, the drawings that will form the completed work.

 

Intaglio Thread

You get the following predefined design to scallop stitch, full of bars of union, and then when the embroidery is finished, you cut the fabric to get the design drilled. 

 

Sfilato Thread

Very old embroidery of  Sicilian origin, counted thread runs on a fund called "Net", then embroidered by satin stitch. It runs mainly on linen fabrics in regular pattern.

 

English Stitch

It is 'also known as  Madeira stitch because it was born in the Portuguese island of Madeira . It is 'a string regularly made by stitches,  drops, pierced bullets used to draw flowers, garlands or borders.

 

Needle Stitch

It is a special processing work where the fabric made of counted threads is pulled out and worked on needles embroidering joists and picots.

 

Ancient Thread 

It is an embroidery technique of counted threads  to embroider on woven fabric and it is based on the alternation of full and empty spaces in the form of geometric designs.

 

Running Stitch

It is the simplest stitch of embroidery offering a range of applications. If executed in close files it is used to fill little spaces.

 

Hemstitch

The application of single hem-stitch to trim an embroidered linen.

 

Hemstitch border

Application of hemstitch to handwork the border of embroidered linen

 

Sheaf stitch

This is an embroidery stitch of old school from the Marche (Italy), which is still widely used for edging the household linen.

 

Norwegian Stitch

The name comes from the place of origin and it is similar to Sicilian stitch as the outline of the pattern are first covered by the flat stitch and then embroidered with geometric designs.

 

Shadow thread

Typically used on sheer fabrics to highlight the slight shading given by the point cross carried on the back of the embroidery.

 

Fishbone thread

It is used to fill spaces not very large and requires a good precision of execution. It performs with vertical stitches close to each other, introducing the needle from the top to the  bottom, following the path of the drawing.

 

Rhodes Stitch

Typically used to embroider white on white, is used to obtain a geometric grid fill. If it is worked  on a perforated fabric it is very impressive.

 

Rebrodè

It's a unique  processing to obtain a light fabric, elegant and decorative.

 

Refilet

It is an original and rich embroidery of particular decorative effect that combines the fine lace Rebrodè and manufacturing Sfilato.