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chinese traditional

Folk Handicraft

Embroidery

Paper-cut

Chinese Knot

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ChINESE

EMBROIDERY

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CONTENTS

History of Embroidery

Beautiful Pattern

Do it yourself

Chinese Embroidery

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History of Vo Embroider

We can say China is the hometown of embroidery. Chinese embroidery is based on silk, which was first discovered and put into use in China. A lot of embroidered clothing that date back to thousands of years ago still exists till today.

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Nowadays,it’s divided into four groups, Embroidery in Guangdong, Embroidery in Sichuan, Embroidery in Hunan and the most famous one is Embroidery in Suzhou. Each group has its own methods and special features.

BACK

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Beautiful Pattern

Can you believe that they are made by silk?

Chinese Embroidery

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Chinese Embroidery

DIY

It seems to be difficult for us to make one,and so it is. It is a traditional skill, as the same time ,it is also a difficult one.Because:

1、LONG TIME IS NEEDED

2、PATIENCE IS IMPOTRANT

3、A METICULOUS WORK

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Methods

The direction of the needle must follow the direction of pattern,and avoid the crossing of the thrum,the needlework should be done naturally like drawing a circle.

Step 1

Chinese Embroidery

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Chinese Embroidery

Just like dividing bunchy stitches one by one,and tie the knot cheek by jowl.The measure is often used to embroider little flower or leaves.

Step 2

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Step 3

Let the string step beneath the needle and be tied.Form stitches by certain height and width.This is a practical way of embroidering in daily life and mostly used in making up a buttonhole.

Chinese Embroidery

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Nowadays, clothing with embroidery is getting more and more popular around the world. It’s not just a kind of folk handicraft, but the cultural treasure of China, and in the world.

ChINESE

EMBROIDERY

Chinese Embroidery

BACK

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Paper-cut

History and Features

DO it yourself

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Chinese Paper-cut

Paper-cut is one of the most popular folk handicraft in China, which date back to the 6th century A.D.. It is usually used in religious ceremony, decoration and plastic arts.

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Chinese Paper-cut

Every Art form has its special features. Composition of a picture and sculpt picturize. Paper-cut is different from other paintings in composing. It\'s difficult to express 3D space, scene and superposition of shape but always some breakthroughs in the relations of scale and perspective between shapes.

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. Paper-cut can has only one colour and can also be colourful. Colours of paper-cut requires seeking complex in brief. Less deploy ability of same colors, similar colors and adjacent colors.

Chinese Paper-cut

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Chinese Paper-cut

D I Y

A piece of paper and a pair of scissors can make suck a piece of beautiful article.Can you imagine it?Well,for all of us,it is quiet easy.But for the other hand,it is fairy difficult to master it.Follow the steps below:

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Chinese Paper-cut

1、draw the pattern you want using a pencil

2、cut the shape following your drawing

3、separate the shape from your drawing

4、stick it to a stronger piece of paper

5、copy it and keep it

D I Y

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Chinese Paper-cut

Paper-cut

Back

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Chiniese knots

Do it yourself

Features

History and development

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The Chinese traditional decorative knot is a kind of characteristic folk decoration of handicraft arts.

Chinese Knots

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It appeared in ancient times, developed in Tang and Song dynasty, and was popularized in Ming and Qing dynasty. At the beginning of its appearance, Chinese knots were usually used as buttons or decoration of waistbands and swords. Now Chinese knots has become a type of elegant craft.

Chinese Knots

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It’s very difficult to discover the evolution of the Chinese knots, as there is little written reports remained. However, figures of objects with knots appear in paintings and sculpture that date back to ancient times, which shows the long history of Chinese knots.

Chinese Knots

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In early 20th century, Chinese knot almost lost its value as an art form with the arrival of mass production. It became less popular and nearly disappeared. Fortunately, a few elderly women still remembered how to make the knots,

until the 80’s when Chinese knots as an art form became popular again.

Chinese Knots

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A knot made of one rope is called a “Basic Knot”. Combine several different basic knots together skillfully and an unique Chinese knot is formed.

No matter how big a Chinese knot is, every knot is always made of one single rope, and every knot is of bilateral symmetry.

Chinese Knots

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Chinese Knots

Every knot has its specific form and meaning by which it is named. Chinese knots usually represent beauty, idea, regards and wishes. For example, “Full of joy”, “Double happiness”, “Happiness & Longevity” are Chinese traditional phrases expressing the warmest wishes.

here are some examples
The Flower Knot

(represent reunion and luck)

The Double Happiness Knot

(Wish a satisfied marriage)

Here are some examples.
more examples
The Fish Knot

(wish a good income every year)

The Luck Knot

(Wish happiness and longevity)

More Examples

Chinese Knots

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In nowadays, Chinese Knot has various products. The two main series are auspicious hanging decoration and knitting clothing adornment.

Auspicious hanging includes large tapestry and big room hanging. Knitting clothes adornment

includes necklace and

decoration on clothes.

Chinese Knots

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These are auspicious hanging, which can be easily found in the room at Chinese traditional festivals

Chinese Knots

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Nowadays, Chinese knot is not only an art form that came from the ancient times, but also a symbol of Chinese culture. “Knot” in Chinese means “luck, reunion and love”. This is also the best wishes of we Chinese to all the world.

Chinese Knots

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Chinese Knots

chinese traditional

Folk Handicraft

Embroidery

The end

Paper-cut

produced by

Jennifer Wu & Grace Liu

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