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Title:
Bead embroidery Chinese style / by Han Yu.
ISBN:
9781602200388
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Better Link Press, [2019]

©2019
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184 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Abstract:
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.
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Summary

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.


Author Notes

Han Yu studied bead embroidery at the embroidery school of Ecole Lesage, part of Chanel's Metiers d'art, and the Royal School of Needlework in the U.K. Upon graduation, she founded bead embroidery studio Gracey Han, where she designs and produces haute couture garments and accessories for Shanghai Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and for state dignitaries and celebrities. She has been striving to share the art of bead embroidery by giving lectures to university students and teaching embroidery workshops across China.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Chapter 1 The Charm of Chinese-Style Bead Embroideryp. 13
1 Elements from Traditional Chinese Paintingp. 15
2 Elements of Auspiciousness in Chinese Culturep. 17
3 Use of Coloration and Patterns Typical of Chinese Culturep. 18
4 Spiritual Resonance from Classical Chinese Poetryp. 19
Chapter 2 Materials and Toolsp. 21
Chapter 3 Basic Stitches and Techniquesp. 27
1 Techniques for Hand Sewing Needlep. 27
Thread the Needle & Tie a Knotp. 27
Starting Stitchp. 28
Ending Stitchp. 29
Straight Stitchp. 29
Back Stitchp. 30
Random Stitch (with Thread)p. 30
Satin Stitchp. 30
Long and Short Stitchp. 31
Stem Stitchp. 31
French Knotp. 31
Edging Stitchp. 32
Embroider a Single Beadp. 32
Embroider Multiple Beadsp. 32
Embroider Bead Groupsp. 33
Embroider Bead Clusters tor Additional Dimensionp. 34
Random Stitch (with Beads)p. 34
Embroider Sequin by Securing Both Sidesp. 34
Embroider Sequins that Are Overlappedp. 35
Embroider a Bead on Top of a Sequin (or a Tube)p. 36
Embroider Sew-on Rhinestonesp. 36
2 Techniques for Hook Needlep. 37
Starting Stitchp. 37
Chain Stitchp. 38
Ending Stitchp. 39
Edging Stitchp. 40
Stitch Sequins (or Beads) from the Front Side of the Fabricp. 40
Stitch Beads (or Sequins) from the Back Side of the Fabricp. 41
3 How to Pull a Thread Apart into Several Strandsp. 43
Chapter 4 Introductory Lessonsp. 45
1 Blue-and-White Procelain Braceletp. 45
2 Delicately-Scented Velvet Earringsp. 50
3 Peony Flowers Phone Coverp. 58
4 Detachable Collar with Stars and Planetsp. 64
5 Pisces Ring Bearer Pillowp. 72
6 Reeds Coasterp. 75
7 "Gold and Jade Filled Hall" Mirrorp. 80
8 Ink and Wash Painting Silk Scarfp. 86
9 Crabapple Blossom Earringsp. 92
10 Pomegranate Blossoms Cardholderp. 97
11 "Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms" Chokerp. 102
12 Chinese Rose Broochp. 105
13 "A Glimpse of a Mountain's Corner" Round Fanp. 110
14 Little Deer Shoe Upper Coverp. 113
15 Camellia Hair Accessoriesp. 117
16 Lily of the Valley Straw Hatp. 122
17 Butterflies Shirt Pocketp. 128
18 Hairband with Golden Osmanthus Flowersp. 133
Chapter 5 Advanced Lessonsp. 139
1 A Nine-Tail Fox Gold Pursep. 139
2 Dancing Cranes Lamp Coverp. 148
3 Yaohuang Peony Decorative Paintingp. 155
4 The Drunken Hibiscus Throw Pillowp. 164
5 Peacock Feather Mobile Phone Coverp. 172
6 High Mountain and Flowing Water Pursep. 180