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About Us

Su Embroidery Studio

Your Gateway to Timeless Chinese Silk Embroidery Art

At Su Embroidery Studio, our journey began in the picturesque city of Suzhou, China in 2004. From the establishment of our studio, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to preserving the ancient Chinese silk embroidery art by creating collectible silk embroidery paintings that are exquisitely hand embroidered with real natural mulberry silk threads. Our passion for this age-old art form has guided us towards the creation of silk embroidery masterpieces that cater to the most discerning tastes of high-end markets worldwide.

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Mao Chunhua, Founder at Su Embroidery Studio

The story of Su Embroidery Studio is closely linked with the focus and consistent dedication from our founder, Mao Chunhua. Born and raised in Suzhou, Chunhua’s connection with the art of silk embroidery dates back to his childhood. Growing up in an embroidery village nestled in the countryside of Suzhou City, he was immersed in this ancient silk art from a young age. As a budding teenager, he displayed an astonishing mastery of every facet of silk embroidery, earning him the status of an expert in this ancient silk art form.

PingJiang Road in the Old Town of Suzhou City

Upon graduating from a teachers' college, Chunhua could have pursued a career as an educator. However, the allure of ancient silk art was too powerful to resist. In 2004, he took the momentous step of founding Su Embroidery Studio, located just 40-minute drive from Suzhou City. With his reputation as an expert in silk embroidery, Chunhua assembled a team of talented silk embroidery artists from the surrounding countryside to join him in this remarkable journey.

Masterpiece Silk Embroidery ‘Seated Guanyin’

Elevating Chinese Silk Embroidery to Global Prominence

Over the years, Su Embroidery Studio has garnered international recognition for the unparalleled craftsmanship

In 2007

with the gracious support from our dear friend Elizabeth, a very kind and warm-hearted lady in Brechin, Scotland, Su Embroidery Studio had its debut silk embroidery art exhibition overseas.

In 2010

Su Embroidery Studio created 40 Masterpiece custom silk embroideries of Museum of Islamic Art and AI Zubara Fort for the Qatar Government

In 2012 and 2013

our extraordinary talents reached new heights when we undertook the task of embroidering 39 portrait silk embroideries portraying the Russian royal families, commissioned by the Russian Imperial Foundation.

In 2014

Chunhua and his team of silk embroidery artists were commissioned by esteemed fashion designers to create exquisite silk embroidered dresses showcased at the prestigious London Fashion Week.

Hand Embroidered Silk Fabric ‘Butterflies’
Hand Embroidered Silk Fabrics for Dresses Shown at London Fashion Week, 2014
Hand Embroidered Silk Fabric ‘Koi’
Hand Embroidered Silk Fabrics for Dresses Shown at London Fashion Week, 2014

From 2014 to 2016

Su Embroidery Studio had three successful silk embroidery art exhibitions Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Edinburgh, the UK.

In 2018 and 2022

Su Embroidery Studio was entrusted with the creation of a series of grand silk embroideries for suites in luxury yachts based in the United Kingdom.

Due to the NDA we signed with our clients, we are not able to mention or showcase the details of some important custom silk embroidery projects we undertook.

Spreading the Beauty of Chinese Silk Embroidery Worldwide

Su Embroidery Studio’s portfolio of commissioned embroidery artworks also includes striking embroidery portraits of notable figures such as the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, and the Emir of Qatar. Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai also graced our silk embroidery collection, capturing her timeless beauty through our meticulous embroidery. We have even ventured into the world of equestrian art, producing intricate horse silk embroidery pictures for AI Shaqab and offering bespoke silk embroidery paintings to FIFA officials.

Masterpiece Silk Embroidery ‘Treve’, French Thoroughbred Racehorse, the 2013 European Horse of the Year

Custom Portrait Silk Embroidery ‘King of Qatar’ 2016

Su Embroidery Studio's dedication to preserving the ancient art of silk embroidery extends beyond the studio walls. Since we were online in 2004, we have sold our silk embroidery paintings to more than 60 countries and regions. Since 2014, we have taken significant strides in sharing this cherished silk embroidery art form with the world. We have hosted exhibitions and started cooperation with some business owners overseas, allowing art lovers, galleries, and museums to experience the beauty of our silk embroidery art. The recognition and appreciation from our global customers have been a testament to the enduring appeal of this art.

Masterpiece Silk Embroidery ‘Thistle’ Specially Made for Edinburgh Art Festival, 2015

Masterpiece Silk Embroidery ‘Colnago V3RS’, Tadej Pogačar's Tour de France Winning Machine, 2020

Preserving the Ancient Silk Embroidery Art in the Age of Technology

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, the soul of many traditional handicrafts faces the threat of fading into obscurity. At Su Embroidery Studio, we stand as guardians of an ancient tradition, unwavering in our commitment to preserve the art of silk embroidery in the clamor of factory machines. We firmly believe that our efforts will receive homage from future generations, and the embroidery art created by Su Embroidery Studio will endure as cherished and timeless works of art.

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