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designs inspired by Chinese designs

protection-dragon|bookend-dragon|dragons, phoenixes, bats


protection dragon

dragons, phoenixes and bats

bookend dragon


1.About the style

As in Assisi embroidery it is countable embroidery and the work is "voided": not the motives are filled in, but the background. The style of these motives is clearly Chinese. Dragons, phoenixes, bats as you can find in old Chinese embroidery, in wood work and pottery. But they are less colorful because the work is done in two colors: one for the contours of the motifs and one for the background.
Immediately you can see that’s not Assisi embroidery. Still it’s based on this style. First the work is “voided”: not the motives are filled in, but the background. Second the motives are more or less real animals. But the style of these motives is clearly Chinese. although the links between the different parts of the design are missing, I think, nevertheless, these designs have a lot of eloquence.

2.Working method

The working method is the same as in Assisi embroidery. So you can look for that method under the appropriate link. However, two of the three designs I have embroidered over 2 threads instead of 3 (which make the work more simple).

3.The designs

Some rather big designs. I have taken Chinese motives, simplified them, turned them in a countable embroidery design, while keeping the expression. You find the designs under the links above or you can click on the thumbnails to the left

Of all three designs there are photographs of an execution. You find them by clicking on the link left: Chinese, pieces of work.

 

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