White embroidery, also called a satin stitch, appeared in the 18th century and is made on white mesh canvas. King Stanislaw Le contributed to the development of the embroidery ateliers in the French town of Luneville. Luneville was a cultural center of the Lorraine region in the 17th century. This remarkable provincial town roomed a magnificent Palace in the Rococo style built in 1703-1720 by an order of Duke Leopold. The town was famous for its local craft — the manufacture of earthenware. The Palace complex de Luneville is a museum now and contains a unique collection of pottery and ceramics.
After the French revolution, the Empress Josephine managed to revive and popularize embroidery. In 1805, there were from 4,000 to 5,000 knitters. The Luneville technique uses a special hook thanks to which all is performed much faster, more careful and better. An important point: Mr. Louis Ferry-Bonnechaux invented a technique that used seed beads and pearl embroidery in 1865, this technique became very popular and is used in the haute couture world.