Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Do you need a Calendar ?

The appointment with our Calendar sock is becoming a tradition. The end of the year is approaching and we are ready with our new 2012 Calendar sock. This time, as a little gadget, we have highlighted the dates of the taxes payments...in Italy we will have some more to pay next year..

Happy New Year to eveybody !
The "calzedario"

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Embroidery

We have our special 216 needles machines capable to produce styles with little embroidered or micro-fancies designs. These machines are produced in Italy by a small family Company called Busi. They are focused on high quality machines only.
The base of the sock can be made up using cotton, wool, cashmere/silk, linen or silk, but the embroidery has to be made in nylon, because it is the only material can "link and hold" the design on the background, as the nylon is making a kind of "flake" inside the socks, holding the thread to the base.
Otherwise we have to use a process called "vanisee" where the machine is working like the jacquard, one colour up and one colour down, but this can be done for bigger designs only.


small dots sock



Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Socks' flowers

Maybe due to climate changes, our socks' flowers arrived earlier this year..

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Ironing process


Another important step of production is the ironing process. There currently are two ways of ironing : the old style, using hot forms and the new one using steam machine. Actually there is not difference in the final quality result, but the second one it is faster. We have different forms for different sizes and lenght. The forms are used to check the lenght of the socks during the production process too, as during the day the knitting can change due to different temperature of the needles.
During the process the person working is checking the sock too, so at the end it is another quality control added to the several ones we have.

traditional ironing forms

Before the ironing process all the socks are washed and they are placed on the form when they are still wet.
Immeditely after ironing, the socks are checked once more and another person put together the pair, controlling the sock have the same lenght.


Steam machine