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The Stitch Process of Handmade Silk Embroidery 

The process begins with firming a piece of silk tightly over a wooden stretcher. A design is then sketched on the silk by drawing simple outlines, then the artist uses fine needles and colorful silk threads to bring the image to life. The combination of the quality of silk, the thinness of the threads, the size of the picture and its complexity determines to the difficulty and the cost of the production. One strand of silk can be divided up to 16 smaller threads. The thinner the silk, the finer the art work. Layer upon layer of thread is built up to create dimensions, shadows and highlights, adding to the complexity.

One piece of small art work can take as short as a half day to complete, but the large piece may take as long as three months or years to complete.


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