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 own workshops in India perform the bulk of the embroidery and cut and sew production. The intricate hand finishing takes place back in Brooklyn.