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Embroidery is making a comeback

Embroidery is making a comeback

Embroidery increasingly features in the international collections. Stella McCartney stitched performance materials such as Aertex with swirling squiggle motifs in orange, blue and yellow. Jumpers and jackets at Christopher Kane came with scrawls of free-hand thread doodles. In his Americana-themed collection Marc Jacobs embroidered jumpsuits with schoolbook sketches of broken hearts and roses. Gucci’s  fondant-pink show invite arrived in a gossamer pouch stitched with delicate flowers  – paving the way for models dressed in cardigans with trompe l’oeil bows and flowers. When Louise Gray recently embroidered a Jack Wills cashmere hoody for...

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery When doing embroidery, it is not only about stitching but about bringing the beauty of life to the art work. Embroidery artist Pham Ngoc Tram, who has been using embroidery as a material for modern art creation, shared: “I can learn and understand more about our ancestor’s thoughts and life perceptions through every detail embroided on their costumes. If you pay attention, you will easily recognize that the flowers embroided by artisans are far more beautiful and realistic than the mass productions that are available out there....

Khoái Nội, an ancient embroidery craft village in Hà Nội

Khoái Nội, an ancient embroidery craft village in Hà Nội

For centuries, Khoái Nội, which can be reached in 40 minutes from Hà Nội’s centre, has been famous for its embroidery. Local inhabitants learned the craft hundreds of years ago from Lê Công Hành (1606-1661), honoured as the master of Vietnamese embroidery, and have been passing it down through the generations since. In the houses are women sitting by embroidery frames, working rhythmically with a needle and colourful threads to create beautiful paintings of landscapes, and patterns on clothes. Hành learned the technique in China and upon returning to Việt...

The Pho Noi industrial textile zone is ready for a transformation in 2017

The Pho Noi industrial textile zone is ready for a transformation in 2017

Mr Nguyen Hai Ha, CEO of the company said that the industrial textile zone would try to arrange the funds to finish 100% the infrastructure, ensure all the conditions in order to fill the spare renting area, deploy all the professional and beneficial services for investors such as: housing system for workers, custom services, offices for rent, commercial services, entertainment, kindergartens, sports facilities,… Moreover, the company is focusing on finishing the clean water supplying system and rainwater drainage system. It also collaborates closely with the wastewater handling centre, some electricity...

XQ SILK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

XQ SILK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Located at 64 Tran Phu St, in the heart of the tourist hub, XQ Historical Village is a private wonderland of the art of embroidery. In this lively craft village, visitors can immerse themselves in admiration of the intricate embroidery works and take in some of the historic photographs and items on display. Created in 1999, XQ is the brainchild of Madam Hoang Le Xuan, a Royal lady born in Hue, and her husband Sir Vo Van Quan. They are a talented artistic couple who first conceived the idea to...

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong is famous for landscape embroidery pictures such as banyan trees, river wharfs, and scenic spots like the One Pillar Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple, Hong Thai Communal House, and Hue Imperial City. It takes months for embroiderers to complete a picture. Quat Dong has many well-known artisans, including Master Bui Le Kinh, who used to embroider royal garments for King Bao Dai and Queen Nam Phuong. Now the only villager holding the title People’s Artisan is Mr. Thai Van Bon, who is famous for embroidering portraits of state leaders....

Village promotes traditional craft

Village promotes traditional craft

Embroiderers in Dong Cuu are so good that they can stitch just based on simple sketches on cloth. Nguyen Thi Len, who has decades of experience in this trade, said that sketch designs can help distinguish a shop from others, which means that for the same product, one can make a simple sketch, but others may stand out for producing a more intricate sketch. The traditional embroidery craft in Dong Cuu village, Dung Tien commune, Thuong Tien district in Hanoi, was recently honoured as a national intangible cultural heritage. For...

Embroidery Exhibition in London

Embroidery Exhibition in London

Divided into ‘zones’, the first display offered visitors a chance to marvel at the 13 embroidered handbags produced for the 250th anniversary. The exhibit was accompanied by a film produced to explain the project and reveal more about the charities that will benefit from funds raised at the December auction. Moving clockwise around the hall visitors could next immerse themselves in a grand history of craftsmanship, seeing up close a restored Victorian ledger dating from 1880 alongside the traditional embroidered military badges M. Hand became famous for making. In this...

Hand embroidery in a traditional craft village

Hand embroidery in a traditional craft village

In Minh Lang, embroidery is so ingrained in the village’s daily life and history that even the children and the elderly are skillful in the art. Vietnamese embroidery, which has been practiced in the country since the first century, has been ingrained into the local residents’ lives and has helped to improve living conditions across the region. According to Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of Minh Lang People’s Committee, examples of local embroidery work can be found in Japan , the Republic of Korea , the UK , France and Italy...

Hand Embroidery Maintaining Traditional Culture of Vietnam

Hand Embroidery Maintaining Traditional Culture of Vietnam

Unique embroidery paintings of XQ The peak of silk hand embroidery paintings is seen in two-sided paintings. On cloths, with techniques of hiding threads, XQ artisans make two-sided paintings. The art for embroidering two-sided paintings originates from embroidered curtains of wives who were waiting for their husbands to return from the battlefield. With this art, artisans want to depict their wish to create a warm space for those who are away from their home want to return home. XQ silk hand embroidery paintings not only are decoration items but also...

Takes inspiration from Việt Nam’s embroidery

Takes inspiration from Việt Nam’s embroidery

The traditional art of embroidery of Việt Nam Falling in love with the traditional art of embroidery of Việt Nam,the artist has been the first to take on the Vietnamese embroidery technique and reinvent it for their artistic practice, moving it out of the realm of traditional craft onto the stage of contemporary art. After 20 years living in Asia and 16 years in Việt Nam, he has become a lover of the country and found endless inspiration to create artworks from embroidery. Before coming to the S-shaped country, he...

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