Handmade embroidery

Handmade embroidery

Threads of all kinds, mohair wool, beads, natural objects

La Signare primarily uses organic materials.
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    La Signare primarily uses organic materials such as cotton, wood, and mineral substances like beads for its creations.

Cotton, linen, silk, beads: the origin of the materials.

The majority of the materials we use are primarily derived from organic and biodegradable sources such as cotton, wood, and mineral materials like seed beads, seashells, and ceramics.

La Signare thus employs organic materials that originate from living beings, whether plants or animals (wood, cotton, paper, etc.). Additionally, we incorporate mineral or inorganic materials, including rocks, ceramics, and glass. Plastics, on the other hand, are generally derived from fossil fuels found in the ground, such as petroleum.

The materials.
Seed beads, Baoule buttons, golden threads.

The transformation of materials for embroidery

The cotton used in the form of fabric strips comes from Senegal and Burkina Faso, as seen in the Rabal and Faso Dan Fani cushion covers. This cotton is certified as biodegradable and also used in our embroidered table napkins. Most importantly, they carry the OEKO-TEX label which guarantees the absence of undesirable substances for health, especially for the skin.

La Signare extensively employs special pearl threads from the DMC brand for embroidery that endures, feels silky, and produces a high-quality finish without fraying. Our serving boards are made from ash wood, carefully crafted by a master craftsman from Illiers Combray. Additionally, our hooks for Lunéville embroidery are made from cherry wood by a master craftsman from the Jura region.

The transformation of materials
Rabal: Handwoven local cotton strip by the weavers of Senegal. Faso Dan Fani: Handwoven local cotton strip by the weavers of Burkina Faso.

The Techniques

The technique used combines traditional and modern craftsmanship. Skillful hands weave, sew, embroider, and assemble with precision, giving shape to the patterns.

The Techniques
"White embroidery technique for a cushion cover"

Gallery of Materials

Embroidery is an art that uses various materials to create diverse patterns and textures. The main materials used include embroidery threads, cotton, linen, silk, wood, and beads.

Assortment of Accessories
Assortment of accessories, dried rose petals, cowrie shells, beaded threads, tubes of seed beads
Dried Boxwood Leaves
The use of dried boxwood leaves, dried rose petals, natural wood shavings, and dried date palm fronds in embroidery brings an organic and textured dimension to the artwork.
Cowrie Shells and Seashells
The use of cowrie shells and seashells in Signare products' decoration brings a distinctive and authentic touch. These natural elements not only provide an exotic and elegant aesthetic, but also evoke deep cultural and historical elements.
Basic Accessories for Traditional Embroidery
Basic accessories for traditional and Lunéville embroidery include: Embroidery Hoop Lunéville Hook Crochet Needle Measuring Tape Pair of Scissors Magnetic Needle Holder Bohin Sewing Needle These tools are essential for practicing both traditional and Lun
Gloving threads in various colors
Gloving threads in various commonly used colors for Lunéville embroidery, also suitable for sewing or hemming. hese threads are often finer and more delicate than standard embroidery threads, making them ideal for high level precision and detail.
Skeins of thread
DMC special 100% cotton embroidery skeins are spools of thread designed specifically for embroidery. They are made from 100% pure cotton, making them ideal for embroidery projects that require a natural and durable thread.

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