The À Jour is a special embroidery machine.
It was used in the ‘50s/'60s for home wares, curtains, cushions and sheets. Another machine loved by Gianfranco Ferré, who requested it be used a great deal in his famous white shirts. Shirts, cuffs and collars.
A stitch from the À Jour machine was used alongside a material embroidered on a Cornely or a Bernina, or a material applied by a Paillettes.
In these pedal-powered machines, the operators draw the fabric under the machine's punches, which pierce and hold the fabric in place. When finished, à Jour or openwork stitch can be cut to obtain a clean, precise finish.