The pattern is still hand drawn. When finalized in terms of composition, the drawing is then transferred onto translucent paper and pierced along all lines to allow the next step, the dusting.
While modern mass production is managed by graphic software, the piercing and dusting technique has very ancient roots, as it was already used by artists of the Renaissance when preparing their frescoes. A cloth soaked in a colouring solution is dabbed over the pierced paper. The pierced paper is then laid on the fabric, the colour passes through the tiny holes and generates the pattern that will then be embroidered.
Every product is made with infinite attention to detail. Through the years, we spoiled our clients, tailoring custom handmade garments, or “dressing” their villas, yachts or private jets.
Among the vast number of embroidering techniques that we use, the one that represents us the most is the “catenella” stitch (literally “little chain” in Italian). This technique was developed in the 800s’ and allows to blend up to a hundred of colours in a single table cloth or garment. “What really matters – says Lucia Caponi – is to mix and balance all different colours”. This process not only requires expertise and mastery, but also an accurate selection and matching of each thread.