Ping Guo

Superview Handmade Embroidery Arts

Depew, NY

The process begins with firming a piece of silk tightly over a wooden stretcher. A design is then sketched on the silk by drawing simple outlines, and then we use fine needles and colorful silk threads to bring the image to life. The combination of the quality of silk, the thinness of the threads, the size of the picture and its complexity determines to the difficulty and the cost of the production. One strand of silk can be divided up to 16 smaller threads. The thinner the silk, the finer the art work. Layer upon layer of thread is built up to create dimensions, shadows and highlights, adding to the complexity.

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