While machine embroideries may visually resemble their hand-embroidered counterparts, these four hidden truths shed light on the distinctions between the two. Knowledgeable consumers can make informed decisions, appreciating the rich heritage of hand embroidery while recognizing the value and limitations of machine-produced silk embroideries.
Chinese Silk Embroidery Blog
- Dec 07 2023
Suzhou embroidery is a rich and intricate art form that encompasses a wide range of stitching techniques, each with its own characteristics and applications. From the traditional stitches like plain and back stitches to more modern and creative approaches like crisscross stitch, Suzhou embroidery offers endless possibilities for artistic expression.
Double Sided Silk Embroidery, often referred to as "shuang mian xiu" in Chinese, is a traditional Chinese art form that dates back over a thousand years. It is characterized by the meticulous stitching of intricate designs on both sides of a translucent silk fabric...
- Dec 06 2023
We should also remember the contribution made by those unknown embroidery ladies working in the embroidery villages in Suzhou. Some of them have talents and skills in silk embroidery parallel to the well known embroidery artists.
Embroidery, in the present day, finds its purpose in decoration, fashion, and everyday items. Adorning your home or office with a meticulously crafted Chinese Su embroidery piece not only evokes an Oriental spirit but also imparts vibrancy
These remarkable embroidery pieces are hailed as great works of art, and many of them demand an extensive commitment, taking from a year to a year and a half to complete. They are often sold for thousands of dollars, and while smaller pieces are available at a more affordable price point
- Dec 05 2023
The system of symbolism extended to official gowns, with rank patches, known as "buzi" in Chinese, adorning the front and back. These embroidered rank patches featured an array of animals, each design signifying the wearer's position
- Dec 04 2023
By amalgamating her diverse experiences, including Japanese embroidery techniques and Western sketching and oil painting methods from Europe and America, Shen set a groundbreaking standard for Chinese embroidery.