Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Suzhou Style Embroidery

Yesterday we went to the museum with Karen--today we are visiting an art gallery in California with Laura.   The shop specializes in Suzhou style embroidery.  
http://embroideryforducks.com/2014/08/11/a-visit-to-lu-lus-part-1/

She saw a piece entirely in tiny French knots, and another with smudged edges created by layering small straight stitches done in random directions using various colors.  The effects are amazing.
http://embroideryforducks.com/2014/08/17/a-visit-to-lu-lus-part-2/

This isn't really the kind of stitching we see often, but much could be used in needlepoint.  The next time you have a background to conquer, think of Laura and her trip to this amazing silk art gallery.

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