Goldwork Embroidery Chinese Style: An Illustrated Stitch Guide (Paperback)

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Goldwork embroidery is a traditional Chinese embroidery technique that was originally used in the court or palaces and was exclusive to nobility in ancient times. Similar embroidery techniques were used in Central Asia and Europe in ancient times as well. Today, this sort of technique, characterized by its diversity of thread textures, variety of techniques, unique three-dimensional shape, and ability to blend other embroidery styles, is familiar to and admired by embroidery enthusiasts all over the world.
Through her practice in embroidery over the past two decades, Chen Daiyu has simultaneously studied both Chinese and European embroidery. Her work is unique in that it combines the beauty of both forms, making it uniquely original. In this book, she draws inspiration from elements of traditional Chinese painting, combining traditional Chinese silk embroidery with European goldwork embroidery to create stunning, elegant works with a unique Chinese aesthetic appeal. This volume combines images and text, taking the reader systematically through the world of goldwork embroidery with a step-by-step guide.

About the Author

Chen Daiyu graduated from the Design Art Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and holds a master’s degree from the University of the Arts in London. The focus of her current research is the contemporary application of embroidery. After attending the Royal College of Embroidery to study embroidery techniques, she founded the Daiyu Embroidery Studio and became an independent embroidery artist. She excels at goldwork embroidery, wool embroidery, blackwork embroidery, whitework embroidery, canvas embroidery, and the application of embroidery to the field of jewelry design.

Praise For…

Goldwork Embroidery Chinese Style lays out the steps in such detail that it is both supportive and encouraging to adventurous crafters.” —Foreword Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938368653
ISBN-10: 1938368657
Publisher: SCPG
Publication Date: February 14th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English