Embroidery is one of the traditional folk crafts in China, with a history of at least two to three thousand years. It is a gem of traditional Chinese culture, and even today, this craft still shines brightly.
In ancient times, girls would learn various skills such as pattern drawing and embroidery from a young age. This was particularly emphasized in the Jiangnan region, and Suzhou embroidery, from the Suzhou area, is considered one of the four famous embroideries in China. It is also recognized as a national-level intangible cultural heritage.
On a crisp autumn weekend afternoon, Six Arts Members arrived at Six Arts Handicrafts Workshop to experience this craft that not only tests their manual skills but also requires them to unleash their creativity.
First, the crafts instructor, Yanzi, provided a preliminary explanation of embroidery needlework, as well as the threading and knotting methods. After that, everyone picked up their embroidery materials and tools and began trying their hand at embroidery a handkerchief right on the spot.
As the needle and thread weaved through the fabric and fingertips, the beautiful four-leaf clover pattern gradually emerged on the handkerchiefs, carrying auspicious meanings. Everyone enjoyed a delightful time at the Six Arts Museum and experienced the charm of embroidery through every stitch and thread.