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.