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Paintings That Have Threaded Their Way to the Top


Paintings That Have Threaded Their Way to the Top

J.H. White


Sebastian Stoskopff - Still-Life of Glasses in a Basket - c.1644, Su Embroidery Studio, Size:40 x 30 cm or 16 x 12 inches


Whimsical, extraordinary, impossibly precise - the words jumping out of one’s mouth to describe the immaculate design jumping off a Chinese needle painting. Originating in Suzhou, China over 2500 years ago, Su embroidery is the most celebrated form of Chinese needle painting. The master needle and thread ‘painters’ use strands of silk split into filaments barely visible to the eye, only to take your breath away with lighting, shading and colours so vibrant, it’s challenging to tell the difference between the original Renaissance painting and the needle painting. Be amazed below.


Peacock Embroidery Size:40 x 53 cm or 16 x 21 inches, Su Embroidery Studio


Flower Embroidery Size:50 x 50 cm or 20 x 20 inches, Su Embroidery Studio


 Original Painting by  Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665, The Mauritshuis Museum

The young girl and the pearl Embroidery Size:50 x 60 cm or 20 x 24 inches, Su Embroidery Studio


Original painting by Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, c. 1484, Uffizi Gallery Museum

The Birth of Venus Embroidery, Size:80 x 50 cm or 32 x 20 inches, Su Embroidery Studio