Traditional Way of Reeling Silk in Suzhou

Suzhou is a city of silk in China. There are many silk factories in Suzhou. In the past, when reeling silk, it was very important for the workers to skillfully grasp the correct way to change the boiling water...

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Silk Industry in Suzhou, the Hometown of Chinese Silk Embroidery

The imperial courts established a weaving and dyeing administration in Suzhou during the Ming and Qing dynasties, which was in charge of weaving silk fabrics for them...

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How the Women in Suzhou Learn Silk Embroidery

A fine piece of embroidery is essentially an embroidered painting, composed of silks of different colors used to make stitches. The luster of the silk, sometimes bright and sometimes dim, produces a sense...

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Suzhou Embroidery Uses Split Silk Threads

The embroidery silk thread in Suzhou is made of several strands of different cocoon silks twisted together. Therefore, it can be split into individual strands to be used for silk thread. An embroidery master can split one full silk thread...

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