Textile art

History of silk-printing in Como
Silk-printing in the Como area dates back to the end of the past century (around 1880) and was at first carried out on some 65-foot-long tables. Here pieces of fabric were laid down and printed by means of incised blocks of pear-wood, sometimes reinforced with engraved brass plates reproducing the motif.
THE FOUR SENSES OF A SILK TIE: THE CREATIVE ART OF COMO
The success of the Italian tie industry in the world is essentially based on the quality of fabric. "Italian " means primarily from the Como area, the world’s capital of silk fashion, whose reputation goes back to the 1920s, when Lyon, Vienna and London started declining in the market. Read more about the art of silk in Como
MARCO POLO AND THE VERY LONG HISTORY OF : THE SILK
VENICE 1262 More than seven centuries have passed ... and we talk about Marco Polo, a very young boy who started one of the most famous journeys in history. His life is then told in his famous book "Il Milione"....
TUSSAH, SHANTUNG & DONEGAL HAND MADE TIES
We’d like to take you with us to discover three different fabrics around the world, their origins and their characteristics. INDIA THE TUSSAH In India since about 1870, with periods of decline and recovery, the silkworm is bred. In particular...
MELANGE HAND MADE TIES
Melange yarn seems to have French origins, probably related to embroidery and needles. The embroidery art is now mostly widespread among women but is well known that in the past was a man occupation. The melange yarn is usually composed...
JACQUARD HAND MADE TIES
Jacquard fabric takes its name from Joseph Marie Jacquard, its inventor. In Lyon he invented a loom thanks to which you could create fabrics with incredible weaving possibilities. At the Exposition des Produits de Industrie National of Paris in 1801, he presented...
PRINTED HAND MADE TIES
Printed fabrics are assumed to be originating in a small town: Macclesfield, situated in Cheshire country in England. This town was considered the biggest fabrics producer around the 1750. Four silk museums offer a wild range of information and products...
GRENADINE HAND MADE TIES
It's a long story coming from the period of the English Industrialization. It was in fact in 1809, in England, that an English creative called John Heathcoat built the first loom suited to produce the woven one in gauze. It...