China Culture Connect presents the London audience with a unique opportunity to learn and collect from top embroidery artist from China as part of the Chinatown’s Chinese New Year celebration events this year.
Suzhou embroidery is one of the four schools of China’s embroidery with over 2,000 years of history. Inspired and influenced by artists and the wisdom of one of the world’s great cultures, Suzhou embroidery has been recognised for its unique-style beautiful design, elegance, rich colour, skilled needlework and dexterous stitching, and has enjoyed a world-wide reputation for elegance and excellent craftsmanship. Zhou Xueqing inherited Suzhou embroidery, an intangible cultural heritage of China, and she is a leading artist in the field of embroidery art and handcraft fashion having worked in embroidery for more than 30 years.
Winning many national awards including the honorary title of “top ten craftsmen”, Zhou Xueqing’s embroidery has been exhibited in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. To keep the art of embroidery alive she has trained over 2,500 embroidery artists over the years. Due to the Zhou Xueqing’s achievement in Chinese embroidery art, she has been invited to embroider and design costumes for China’s “first lady” many times between 2014 and 2018.
Talk 1: Chinese Embroideries in the West: 1700s-Early 20th century, speaker: Jacqueline Simcox
Talk 2: Sewing the National Glory, speaker: Zhou Xueqing
4.45-5:00pm Fashion show
5:00-5.40pm Drink reception and guided tour exhibition
Please note this event is organised by China Culture Connect. If you would like to join the guest list or need further information, please RSVP with Sylvia Zhan via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 79 2199 5975.