In this illustrated volume, master embroiderer Young Yang Chung shows readers how to "paint with a needle" - embroidering in silk using centuries-old East Asian techniques and traditions. Young Yang Chung provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for 19 original projects - ranging from wall hangings to a cell-phone case - that are suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced. In the text, Chung takes readers on a journey through time as she places silk embroidery in an East Asian historical and sociological context. The book includes tips on how to get started, including the types of tools and materials required, a list of suppliers, a section on starting and finishing methods, and a glossary of embroidery terms in three languages (Chinese, Korean and Japanese).
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.