Don’t miss out the opportunity to visit an embroidery factory in the centre of our capital, Funchal and understand the reason why embroidery is one of the most valuable treasures of Madeira.
Accept our challenge and you will fall in love with this delicate handicraft, made in several phases by hard working hands capable of creating real pieces of art.
It all starts with a designer, that creates each single unique embroidery. The patterns will then be perforated with a needle, guided by an efficient hand. At the printing stage the fabric gains colour, permitting the embroiderers to follow the design, in the quietness of their homes.
Returning to the factory every single work still has to be washed, skilfully cut and ironed.
After all these procedures, each piece will be verified in order to have a high quality and certified product.
Mara Cardoso (Official Tourist Guide)
Photo Courtesy of Marla Castro.
Source of the Featured image: “Chanel wears Madeira Embroidery” in visitmadeira.pt