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Bead Embroidery Chinese Style - by Han Yu (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 184

Genre: Crafts + Hobbies

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association

Book theme: Embroidery

Author: Han Yu

Language: English

Street Date: March 26, 2019
TCIN: 54506015
UPC: 9781602200388
Item Number (DPCI): 248-90-0576


A delicate craft that has been handed down for thousands of years, bead embroidery was popular among the aristocrats in China's imperial courts and is an important part of modern haute couture, wedding dresses, and other accessories.

A step-by-step guide to 25 unique embroidery designs, Bead Embroidery Chinese Style incorporates traditional Chinese design elements, including landscape paintings, bird and flower motifs, and famous poems. Projects are both beautiful and useful, and are simple enough for embroidery beginners.

Readers will learn about:

  • The different bead embroidery tools, techniques, and materials
  • Over a dozen embroidery stitches for single-bead, multi-bead, free stitches, layered stitches, and more
  • Small-scale embroidery projects, including jewelry, coasters, pouches, and silk scarves
  • More advanced projects, including makeup bags, lamp covers, and wall art
Author Han Yu is one of the world's leading experts on bead embroidery. She studied at the prestigious Ecole Lesage, part of Chanel's Metiers d'art, in Paris, and regularly produces pieces for Shanghai and Paris Fashion Weeks, state dignitaries, and celebrities.
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