Coral & Tusk’s creative process is a special alchemy of illustration, machine-embroidery, and hand-finishing. Designer Stephanie Housley begins with a story--perhaps a gentleman penguin with a crab best friend--which becomes a charming pencil drawing. It’s then scanned and redrawn. Once each magical scene is complete, trained artisans in Coral & Tusk’s workshops in India perform the bulk of the embroidery and production. The intricate hand-finishing takes place back in Brooklyn.