Tag Archives: Chinese embroidery

Chinese Embroidery: Kingfisher

I don’t know if y’all remember but at one point I started a Xiang Chinese embroidery kit. I really felt like working on that style of project, but that one just seemed so very large and such a long way from … Continue reading

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One Hundred Birds: Part 2

I know you’ve been waiting anxiously for another round of pictures (see Part 1). So here they are! I also asked my dad to find out what the Chinese characters (百鸟朝凰) at the top say (he’s been learning Chinese for … Continue reading

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One Hundred Birds: Part 1

I have something truly amazing to show y’all today. My wonderful wonderful aunt gave me this embroidery souvenir, bought in Singapore in the 1980s. Sorry about the reflections in the glass – couldn’t get a photo without them. It’s all … Continue reading

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embroidery in San Francisco

Y’all, I am dashing around San Francisco on vacation this weekend. It is great!!!! I wanted to mention that I found the most wonderful gallery with a truly, truly AMAZING series of embroideries. It’s the Asian Arts Center, open Monday … Continue reading

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Chinese embroidered purse

A Chinese friend of mine gave me this lovely purse from China to show y’all. Green and gold go well together. It’s so pretty! It’s mostly a monochromatic design in four shades of green. Plus a few gold accents. Here’s … Continue reading

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Progress on the Chinese embroidery

I’ve been working on the Chinese silk embroidery kit (my post introducing it) from Elite Silk Arts. It’s really looking gorgeous! But you know, embroidering with a single silk strand takes a whole lot of stitches to cover an area. … Continue reading

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Xiang Silk Embroidery

OK, I swear the number of embroidery projects I’m working on simultaneously is not exponentially increasing. Really. This blog is definitely not helping though – I keep finding more things to try out. Regardless, I wanted to mention a wonderful … Continue reading

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