China’s first traditional Embroidery Thread color card is under intense production

2022-05-09 0 By

Embroidery, also known as “needle embroidery”, commonly known as “embroidery”.It is one of the excellent national traditional crafts in China to use embroidery needle to lead color thread (silk, velvet, thread), to stitch and transport needle on fabric (silk, cloth) according to the design pattern, and to form patterns or words with embroidery trace.In ancient times it was called “engagedness” and “needlework”.Originated from people’s need to decorate themselves.There were records of colored patterns in the time of The Yellow Emperor.That is to say, ancient primitive humans know how to beautify themselves with color.Start with the color on the body, “bring out the body “;Further tattooed on the body, called “tattoo “;Later, it was painted on clothes, and then developed into embroidery on clothes.The earliest embroidery was two pieces unearthed from the Tomb of Chu in Changsha, Hunan province during the Warring States Period.Looking at the stitching method, it is completely embroidered on silk and luo with the method of braided stitch (i.e. lock embroidery). The stitching is neat, the color matching is elegant, and the lines are smooth. The patterns of dragon swimming, Phoenix dancing, tiger and auspicious beast are presented naturally and vividly, which fully shows the achievements of chu embroidery art.The three elements of embroidery are pattern, color and stitch.Now a lot of people just emphasize needle method, completely ignore color, it is really strange phenomenon.If do not have color, that can be such: “zhou Li • take an examination of work record” think “colorful preparation, embroider for it”.The figures are very vivid and look forward to the sky. The flowers and birds are very graceful and graceful. Only when you make subtle colors for them can you feel completely beautiful.Look at the Chinese Song Dynasty embroidery, better than painting, hope three interesting preparation, ten spring breeze, cover so far.Contemporary embroidery, embroidery methods, patterns can not be said not fine.But there was something missing, more tacky than elegant.In fact, the failure is the color.Because today’s embroidery thread is dyed with chemical synthetic dyes, the pure brightness is too high, and the color dyed by this kind of dye is not compound color, lack of the original color of nature, it is difficult to achieve the requirements of good quality works.The original colour that restores traditional embroider line becomes urgent matter of the moment.Led by wuhan Hanfang Hand Dyeing Intangible Cultural Heritage Technology Institute and jointly created by teachers and students of the National Dyeing Museum, “Color cards of Traditional Chinese Embroidery Thread” has been completed after several years of preparation and dyeing in one year.Enter the naming stage of color schools.This color card is made of 100% mulberry silk thread and hand dyed with natural dyes.Divided into red department, yellow department, cyan department, purple department, green department, brown department, black gray department, white department eight color department.The name of the color comes from the dream of Red Mansions, Bu Jing, Tiangong Kaiwu, Yangzhou Boat Record, Tianshui Iceberg Record and other ancient books, as well as chromatography compiled and published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1957.The completion of the color card will provide a visual and operable model for embroidery artists and researchers.A few pictures: the whole color card is under intense production, stay tuned!Planning, textual research of color words and naming: Huang Ronghua Dyeing: Wan Haobo February 2022