The Bernina is an embroidery machine that is now out of production (‘60s/‘70s).
The company has 15 Bernina machines and the same number of operators.
The machine operators use the left hand to move the piece to be embroidered while supporting the material being applied with the right hand. It is like painting a picture. The stitching speed is set with the pedal.
A variety of embroidery stitches can be made: straight stitch, pulled thread, fur stitch, 'punto in piedi', zigzag, cordonnet.
This machine can make incrustations, apply myriad embroidery materials, soutages, cords, chains, fur, plastic, metal, stones, leather, yarns of various types, also mixed together to create multi-coloured and 3D effects.