Margaret Lee is among the world leaders in the art of Chinese `Su' embroidery, one of the world's oldest and most admired embroidery styles. Her first book The Art of Chinese Embroidery - Foundation level is an immaculate `how to' study and introduction into this unique embroidery style. Margaret goes to great lengths to ensure each stitch is clearly explained and illustrated to teach you both the technique and its application, allowing you to not only learn, but also understand the stitch. Meticulously designed and presented in a format tested through many years of teaching - it is like having Margaret in your living room. This fully illustrated `how-to' book with clear diagrams throughout also includes perforated full size patterns with no resizing required. The seven projects are carefully selected to lead you on a journey to learn the skills as well as develop an understanding of the art form. The Art of Chinese Embroidery is much more than a learning experience - it is an artwork in its own right.
Margaret Lee was introduced to Chinese embroidery by her Chinese mother and grandmother. After a successful career as a banker she moved to Australia where she devoted her time to her family and her passion for embroidery. Margaret has developed a program to teach Chinese `Su' embroidery which she has successfully introduced around the world. With this book she hopes to contribute to the preservation of the traditions and the Art of Chinese Embroidery.