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.
Chinese Silk Embroidery Blog
- Dec 04 2023
In Suzhou, the needles used by embroidery artists were akin to the brushes wielded by painters. The meticulousness, patience, and gentleness that characterized the people of Suzhou manifested in every stitch and thread.
Yue Embroidery is renowned for its intricate needlework and delicate stitching techniques, which employ vibrant silk threads of varying colors. The embroidery often features elaborate designs inspired by traditional themes
Originating from the ancient cultural landscape of Hunan, Xiang Embroidery has evolved over the centuries, incorporating influences from local customs, traditions, and historical narratives.
Shu Embroidery is characterized by its intricate needlework, which involves meticulous stitching using silk threads of various colors. The embroidery often features vivid depictions of landscapes, figures, flora, and fauna
"Silk embroidery" - an ancient Chinese artistry - has long dwelled in obscurity in the West, its intricate beauty and unparalleled craftsmanship hidden in plain sight
- Dec 02 2023
Chinese double sided embroidery, also known as double sides embroidery or two-faced embroidery, is a technique in which stitching takes place on both sides of a single transparent silk fabric. The design shows on both sides
- Nov 08 2023
Hand embroidery, in its myriad forms, boasts a lineage that stretches back thousands of years. Its ancient origins include adorning royal attire in Egypt, depicting tales in medieval tapestries, and serving as a canvas for ladies' samplers throughout history. Remarkably, it remains a vibrant and respected art form in the modern era ...
- Nov 08 2023
Indian embroidery designs are intricately woven into the fabric, with stitches carefully chosen to complement the texture and theme. Patterns are constructed from fundamental elements like dots, circles, squares, triangles, and their imaginative combinations ...
Starting from the 16th century, originally "cosmopolitan" motifs began to acquire distinct Slovak characteristics. Western motifs were blended with oriental ones, influenced in part by Turkish expansion and trade contacts with Turkish and Greek merchants ...