More than Embroidery

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More than Embroidery

by Margaret Lee

Every culture in the world has some form of embroidery in their history but nowhere else has it played such a visible and significant role than in Chinese culture. With a history tracing back to the Neolithic period, embroidery has a continuous position that permeates every echelon and aspect of Chinese society, adapting with the times and, in the process, has itself developed from the fundamental purpose of decoration to fine art status. In this presentation, Margaret shares with us key milestones of embroidery’s journey and its central place in Chinese history and culture.

Margaret Lee is a specialist teacher of Asian embroidery. She learnt embroidery from a young age in the traditional Chinese way. In adulthood, she enjoyed a career as a senior banker and director of an international banking group in Singapore until she moved to Australia in the mid- 1990s. She studied traditional Japanese and bead embroidery. Margaret teaches both in Australia and internationally, sharing her passion and knowledge of these traditional art forms with the aim of passing them on in their best tradition and facilitating a deeper understanding of their historical significance.

HOW TO BOOK: Please email Chris Manning on Registered participants will be sent the Zoom link a day or two prior to the lecture.



30 November, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
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