This work features the text in English & Chinese. Needlework is the way that modest Chinese women expressed their love. Under the warm glow of candlelight, a woman might sew a bib for her new-born baby or embroidering shoes for her husband. It could be a windy, rainy night, or in the dead of winter, but the image of a woman with her needlework can warm the reader's heart.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Wei Zwei (The Bib) -- Powerful Animals; Auspicious Aquatic Animals; Busybees -- Birds and Insects; Flowers and Plants; Folk Tales and Fairytales; Children's World of Playing; Continuous Well-Wishing. Part 2: Du Dou (The Undergarment) -- Stories from the Chinese Opera; Folk Tales and Fairytales; Literary Symbolism; The Joy of Love; A Conglomeration of Splendid and Beautiful Things; Auspicious Animals Sending Good Tidings; To Hope One's Children Will Have a Bright Future; Dispel Poison and Ward Off Evil; Undergarments for Adults. Part 3: Special Bibs -- To Contend in Beauty and Fascination; Bibs with Accessories; Square Bibs; Bibs of Interest. Part 4: Beautiful Exclamation (Capelets) -- The Beauty of Design.