The bourdon stitch is sewn with the help of a special machine that creates a tight zigzag pattern in several different widths.
Anne de Solène prides itself on being a specialist of this time-consuming, meticulous type of stitching.
The sewing is solid and the threads are guaranteed not to snap.
The whole Vexin range features this finish.
This is an old favorite: the charm and rigidity of this embroidery stitch are as popular now as it was with our grandmothers.
Whereas it used to be sewn by hand, it's now done with machines, requiring three different operations on three different machines.
The first step: remove the threads in order to add the fabric. Second step: gather the threads in small strips.
Third step: brading the strips one by one. While the steps are performed mechanically, it's still a long and pain-staking process.
Whether in satin or cotton, with or without the wick (the thick cotton strand that creates a little bulge),
piping is inserted into the pillowcase's edges or on the borders to highlight or divide the designs.
Examples of piping: printed and stranded, printed, stranded velvet, stranded with fantasy threading, stranded fabric and lace.
Cotton bias is gathered at the edge of the fabric to ensure rigidity and solidity.
All our Vexin and printed fitted sheets are created with bias in a variety of colors.
The fantasy bias can also be used as an esthetic finish.
Inspired by the delicate finishes on lingerie, the ladder stitch is created with a special punching machine that perforates the fabric before embroiding.
This is a high-end, refined finish, a particularly long process since every rib is created separately.
Two thick cotton threads are inserted in the back of the pillowcase to create the raised aspect.
This finish is created with the help of a special machine.