The techniques

Thanks to our master artisans, guardians of a knowledge that has been handed down for centuries in our territory and that is imbued with its beauty, architectural, natural and artistic, we keep sartorial and hand embroidery techniques alive, in order to embellish and make each creation unique.

Our challenge is not to let this extraordinary cultural heritage get lost, so we’re nurturing a new generation of tailors and embroiderers every day, with the aim not only of maintaining, but of reinvigorating, developing and carrying this artisan heritage into the future.

A technique in Loretta Caponi’s creations that cannot be mistaken? The nineteenth century “chain stitch”, concocting and blending more than one hundred colors in a single tablecloth or dress: embroidering very complex designs to obtain small works of art.

A historical skill that has retained its craftsmanship while renewing itself over the years.

Just as famous and challenging is the process known as dusting technique, a method largely used by painters in the past when preparing their frescos by which the drawing’s outline is first hand pricked on a glossy tissue paper, to then be transferred on the fabric by means of a sponge soaked with a colored solution: thus the dye will leave a track for the chain stitch needle work.

While for the unmistakable smock stitch, it takes more than 390 stitches for a single garment: like that original model, today referred to as “Loretta”, that Loretta Caponi had showcased in her first workshop.

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