The Cornely is an old hand-operated embroidery machine that is now out of production (‘70s/‘80s).
The company has 12 Cornely machines and the same number of operators dealing with the enormous demands of production.
The Cornely machine can embroider different types of yarn: metallic yarn, chenille, silk, cotton, wool, mohair, tripolino, tripolone. It produces chain stitch, Spanish stitch, cordonnets, cords.
It is a mainly mechanical machine comprising hundreds of gears that all work together with clockwork precision.
The operator guides the machine with the right hand under the table, while the left hand moves the fabric over the table and the foot calibrates the speed.