Mastering silk: Chinese Embroidery
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Embroidery is a universal technique, a simple way to add colour and decorations to an otherwise plain fabric.
Early examples survive from ancient Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou dynasty in China (1027 -221 BCE). In China, the strong, continuous filaments of silk were expertly utilised in a variety of techniques, bringing out the shimmering and lustrous quality of silk. Join Curator Helen Persson as she explores these techniques in a lecture which celebrates Chinese New Year.
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