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Chinese Embroidery: An Illustrated Stitch Guide - 40 Exquisite Projects

Shao Xiaocheng Xiao Yao Xiao Lin Cao Jianxin

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Shanghai Press
01 May 2014
Embroidery crafts
This book gives a brief history of Chinese embroidery, different schools in different ages, their styles, knowledge about selection, collection and preservation of embroidered articles. It also explains and analyzes over twenty kinds of needlework for Chinese embroidery with exquisite pictures and detailed words, teaches comprehensive application of these basic skills and presents twenty embroidered pieces for daily use and exquisite handicrafts.
By:   Shao Xiaocheng, Xiao Yao
Photographs by:   Xiao Lin
Translated by:   Cao Jianxin
Imprint:   Shanghai Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   765g
ISBN:   9781602200159
ISBN 10:   1602200157
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   01 May 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Shao Xiaocheng is a prominent Chinese embroidery artist who is the Director of the Beijing Shao Xiaocheng Embroidery Research Institute. She is a senior national fine art master of arts and crafts and a member of the Internationale Organisation Fur Volkskunst (IOV) of UNESCO. She has been conducting research into the history, reality, theories and practice of Chinese embroidery while engaged in art creation with great concentration in the past thirty years. Shao Xiaocheng's research covers embroidery varieties on the verge of extinction and those that have become extinct since ancient times. Moreover, she has succeeded in practicing and summing up complicated techniques of repairing and duplicating those embroidered pieces as cultural relics in different styles. She took the lead in bringing the education of embroidery into institutions of higher learning, having actively promoted the inheritance, protection, appraisal and appreciation of embroidery as a Chinese national heritage. Her book Appreciation of Chinese Embroidery has been published and she also has written many papers on embroidery like Getting to Know Four Major Schools of Noted Embroidery before Collecting Embroidered Articles and Collection and Appraisal of Embroidery.

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