dragons, phoenixes and bats
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.
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).
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.