L'Isola del ricamo
For several generations, the art of embroidery and sewing has been part of the Garau family. Sisters Daniela and Paola Garau started the Isola del ricamo venture, devoting their time to the study of ancient works, techniques, materials and designs to expand their knowledge and create products with new styles and faithful reproductions of ancient artifacts.
In its production, Isola del ricamo is inspired by tradition but also creates customized lace and embroidery designs. The list of artifacts includes towels, curtains, tablecloths and pillows. It also produces traditional Sardinian costumes, furnishings and vestments, embroidery and lace embellished with precious metals and stones.
Hand-made works are crafted using natural linen and cotton, and light textiles such as silk organza, tulle, cotton and all kinds of silk. Also, all classic stitches are crafted in white and other colours. All drawn thread stitches are also made, such as the traditional Sardinian stitch and the hemstitch. Counted thread embroidery: antique stitch and back-nets. Craft of knot laces such as macramé and tatting, needle lace and bobbin lace. Precious gold embroidery for the traditional attires.
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