history of sicilian “Sfilato” and “Filet”
and “Filet” are two of the most well-know manufactures of sicilian
embroidery. Sicilian “Sfilato” goes back to the end of the 14 th
century in eastern sicily. “Filet” first began in France and from
there it spread through Europe, arriving in Sicily where embroiderers
personalised it, creating their own special style.
In the sooth century both sicilian “Sfilato” and “Filet” were
very successfull with italian and french gentry, but such manufactures
were also appreciated by the clergy, who used theme, and which are still
used for sacred ornaments today.
In short, both “Sfilato” and “Filet” have long been part of the
most prestigious trousseau and furnishings that have been passed on from
generation to generation.
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is only carried out on linen cloth using valuable yarns. It is obtained
by removing a certain number of threads from the cloth, in both
directions, forming a net, and then working on this.
“Filet” is carried out by firstly working on a knotted net, known as
the “fisherman” and secondly by working with it as a frame, creating
the chosen design.