Flight from Suzhou ©

Technique: Silk embroidery on sheer fabric

Length of Class: 2 days (12 hours)

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Class Description: With the lovely embroideries of China as our guide we will pursue the art of working gossamer flights of butterflies on silk organza. The class will travel with me to the Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute through slides I took during my tour of the secluded gardens and workshop rooms. In edition we will learn from actual samples of fabrics, threads, and embroideries produced and collected in Suzhou. Samples of other Chinese embroideries will be available for discussion and students are encouraged to bring their own Chinese embroidery treasures to share with the class.
We will explore the world of Chinese symbolism and stitch a flight of butterflies in stranded silk. Shading will be the key to embroidering the butterflies and there will be an opportunity to study double sided work.
Students will be encouraged to use their own ideas for some color and stitch

Size: 5"x 7" design on 7.5"x 12"

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