San Antonino Embroiderers

By Sandra Renteria
on July 25, 2014

We love all the woman that we work with.  Their dedication to a dying art form is relentless. Machines are starting to infiltrate the embroidery world and so are knocks offs from Asia!  We are excited to be a part of movement that preserves our Mexican heritage by creating a venue for hand embroidery work to continue on.

 

The above type of lace embroidery work requires lots of patience and time.  (of course).  Here it is called Deshilado--translates to taking apart the strings.  

The woman we work with are all related.  Most of them are daughters of the Queen of Deshilados.  The Queen Bee Embroidery Matriarch.  

She has passed down her magestic talent to all of her daughters who all oversee their own grand co-ops.  

In this image you can see the crocheted edges of our pieces being created.  Step by step.  Nothing is made by machine. 

On any given day we have over a hundred dresses in production.  We never know when they will be completed and never really ask.  Its a rhythm that we have learned to live with.  

 

I am truly grateful for the relationships that we have built with all of these woman over the years.  It's one that we cherish and honor.  We lead a life of symbiosis.  

At the end of all of this detail work is of course the finished creation. 

Total Perfection

New San Antonino Dresses are in!

By Sandra Renteria
on July 18, 2014

We are excited to have more dresses available to you.  These dresses sell faster than they can be made.  At an given time we have about 30 pieces under construction, but it can take months and months for them to be completed.  Everything about our pieces are handmade. The detail is jaw dropping. 

  

Check out how sublime the work on the shoulders is!  We work really hard to get you unique color combinations.

  

If you would like to see more color combinations, please feel free to send us a note so we can set up a custom order listing for you.  Just a heads up...it can take half a year or so to create but we can pull together fabric and thread to create your hearts desire. Patience is a must.  :)   

At any given time we have a exquisite Deshilado pieces under constrction.  They are hand embroidered, hand laced and crocheted.  It can take up to 9 months from start to finish to get one of these beauties!  Just amazing.  Let us know and we can create one for you!  We ask for a year of patience.

  

Worth the wait for a forever heirloom piece!  

 Well...I should get back to listing.  Am so excited about the new pieces.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Sandra

Please bear with us while we transition into our new space

By Sandra Renteria
on June 02, 2014

Please email us for more information on our inventory!  Over 500 one of a kind pieces!

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