What Is Shu Embroidery?
When I was a child, on the way to school, I could always see some aunties sitting at the door embroidering things. After asking my grandmother, I knew that it was Shu embroidery, which only came from Sichuan, China.
As I grew up, I learned more. Because I now have fans, I started making this Shu embroidery video. I also hope to share our proud oriental culture with you through this video.
History Of Shu Embroidery
During the Sanxingdui period in China, there was Shu embroidery. It has a history of more than 3000 years. In the Three Kingdoms period of China, it became famous all over the world. The special feature of Shu embroidery lies in its stitching, which includes 12 categories and more than 130 stitches. Shu embroidery is one of the four famous embroidery in China.
Learn Shu Embroidery
When I first started learning Shu embroidery, I watched various documentaries to learn, but it was too difficult to learn. So I specifically went to ask the master of Shu embroidery, Ms. Meng Dezhi, who is one of the only two national intangible inheritors of Shu embroidery in China.
I have learned a lot about Shu embroidery and stitches from the teacher. This should be the one that I spent the most time learning after learning movable type printing.
After I dyed the blue cloth, I started embroidering on it. After a long time of hard work, I finally completed my first Shu embroidery work. See the video for details. In fact, the real Shu embroidery craftsmanship is far more complicated than the one shown in my video. I brought some of the teacher’s work in the video. We look at it from different angles, it has a different luster! Every single line contains unique insights into art!
Among the four famous embroidery in China, whether it is Shu embroidery, Hunan embroidery, Cantonese embroidery or Suzhou embroidery, they are the fruits of the advancement of China’s thousands of years of history and civilization. In a small embroidery needle, there are thousands of years of Chinese civilization in China!