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Painting with a Needle: Learning the Art of Silk Embroidery with Young Yang Chung Hardcover – July 1, 2003
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About the Author
Young Yang Chung, world-renowned master embroiderer, was born and raised in Korea. In 1965, Chung founded The International Embroidery School in Korea, and in 1967, established Korea's first vocational embroidery center. She now lives in the United States, dividing her time between New York City and Larchmont, New York. The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyong Women's University, Korea, is currently under construction. Marie Campbell is President of The Embroiderers' Guild of America.
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I have the 2003 version of the book. Ms. Chung is from Korea and has founded an embroidery society and her own museum of embroidery there. She is an amazing teacher and artist.
The book is so well laid out, beautiful and intricate, you can go one of two ways: it's either daunting or inspiring. Either way, you'll enjoy reading it or just appreciating the pictures. Here's one of many, many tidbits you won't find in any other source: the names of stitches in 3 other languages: couching stitch is
Ding xian xiu in Chinese
Jinggum su in Korean and
Komatori nui in Japanese
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Each of the stitches are described, illustrated with line drawings and one or more historic textile examples is shown. The covered stitches include satin stitch, satin stitch with padding, long and short stitch, seed stitch, outline stitch, mat stitch, well stitch, star cross stitch, couching stitch, water weed stitch, chain stitch, counted stitch,holding loop stitch, weave stitch, and bullion knot stitch.
There are nineteen projects at the end of the book that are very tempting; the instructions are extensive.