Preserve the Ancient Chinese Embroidery Art by Creating the Best Hand Embroidery with Silk Threads

Suzhou embroidery, Su embroidery for short, is 100% handmade embroidery work embroidered with mulberry silk threads on silk satin by embroidery artists in Suzhou, China. It is one of the four major styles of Chinese embroidery. With a history of more than 2,500 years, Su embroidery is widely acknowledged as the most exquisite hand embroidery in China. 

Su Embroidery Studio (SES), founded in Suzhou in 2004 and specializing in Su embroidery, are dedicated to preserving the ancient Chinese silk embroidery art. From the very beginning of our establishment, we focus on making collectible embroidery paintings with needles and silk threads (also known as thread painting or needle painting), and offering high-end custom embroidery for customers in need of hand embroidery, including portrait embroidery, pet embroidery from photos and silk embroidered fabrics for fashion desginers. 

Mao Chunhua, the founder of Su Embroidery Studio (SES), was born and raised in Suzhou. His passion for the Chinese silk embroidery art is traceable to his childhood years, growing up in an embroidery village in the countryside. As a young teenager, he has already mastered all the procedures to create fine Chinese silk embroidery and was considered as an expert in embroidery art. He did not pursue his career as a teacher upon graduation from a teachers’ college. The calling of the ancient silk art was too strong and in 2004 he founded Su Embroidery Studio (SES) in a village about 40 minutes drive from Suzhou City. With the goodwill he won as an expert in Chinese embroidery, he gathered together the most talented embroidery artists in the countryside to work with him.

During 2012 and 2013, commissioned by the Russian Imperial Foundation, our embroidery artists completed 39 portrait silk embroidery paintings of the Russian royal families.

In 2014, commissioned by fashion designers, we took on the custom embroidery for silk embroidered dresses showcased at the London Fashion Week. In 2018 and 2022, we created a series of grand silk embroidered wall art for suites in luxury yachts in the UK.bThere were other commissioned silk embroidery artworks and these included the custom embroidery portraits of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine (Yulia Tymoshenko), the Emir of Qatar, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, custom horse embroidery art for AI Shaqab and embroidery paintings as gifts to FIFA officials. Su Embroidery Studio (SES) make a variety of museum quality Chinese embroidery paintings for art lovers, galleries and museums in more than 60 countries, with many recurring orders and commissioned works. Since 2014, Su Embroidery Studio (SES) have started spreading the ancient Chinese silk embroidery art through holding embroidery art exhibitions and setting up galleries / showrooms overseas.

While science and technology are developing rapidly, many traditional handicrafts are disappearing and dying unnoticeably. We believe that our efforts to preserve the ancient Chinese silk embroidery art  against the age of factory machines will receive homage from the futurity, and the hand embroidered silk art created by Su Embroidery Studio (SES), especially the Masterpiece silk embroideries which represent the pinnacle of Chinese hand embroidery, will be eternal cherished art.


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