Chinese Embroidery: Traditional Techniques
Chinese Embroidery: Traditional Techniques (Amazon.com)
Publisher Krause Publications 2003. Paperback 128 pages.
Plot by Amazon.com: Influenced by mythology and religious beliefs, Chinese embroidered textiles are often admired for their intricate patterning, silken and golden threads, and traditional motifs. Chinese Embroidery: Traditional Techniques traces the history of this ancient craft comprised of stunning animals, birds, butterflies, flowers, and figures, and presents readers with the necessary tools, techniques, and fabrics used to recreate these elaborate designs.
The most unique elements of Chinese embroidery, including the double-sided and double-faced techniques, are explained through clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations, as well as line drawings. Special attention is also given to the threads and their preparation (some threads used in Chinese embroidery are as thin as a strand of hair,)including information on splitting, twisting, and plying.
* Provides a brief history of Chinese embroidery and an explanation of the symbols and motifs used in this craft * Detailed line drawings and full-color photographs display the step-by-step process of making specialty stitches * Includes explanation of knot, seed, and flat stitches, and more
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