Anke Drechsel collections are a precious example of uncompromising embroidery at the finest level.
Each piece is unique and crafted by master craftsmen per hand.
The attention to detail in the craftsmanship, the excellent quality of material used and the combination of colors and designs is always
astonishing and part of the Anke Drechsel signature.
The craftsmanship is a mix of fine hand embroidery and embroidery achieved with a small hand-guided machine, added by the extremely
work intensive haute couture technique.
The simplicity of modern design is combined with the most intricate and difficult type of needlework in the art of embroidery.
The sheer genius of it is that at the first glance it looks so simple that it is hard to relate to the amount of mastery needed to produce pieces like this and only the most experienced craftsman are able to produce work of such complexity.
If a metallic threat is used, the embroidery is than “hammered” in a particular technique in order to soften.
The base material is natural silk, hand-dyed silk velvet, raw silk, as well as silk organza and linen.