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Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute

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Reviewed March 13, 2019

When the invitation to tour the institute was offered we thought that that the visit was going to be another one of those businesses that cranks out China products that you can buy on the cheap on the internet--boy were we surprised. This institute produces...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BobWE
Reviewed November 21, 2018

This fascinating establishment housed some incredibly fine pieces of work.The stitch craft was meticulous and the years of work which went into some of the pieces quite remarkable. The government is keen to ensure that this skill will not be lost, so has brought out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute has an unbelievable display of the finest embroidery in China. Portraits, animals, flowers, landscapes, art reproductions such as the Mona Lisa or Van Gogh's irises are rendered in silk thread. The only negative is being unable to photograph or video...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Embroidery is truly a form of art. At the research institute, we learnt that there are many different ways where embroidery can create different forms of 2D work. It was surprising to see how life-like the artwork can be. The most intriguing work is how...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this institute and took a tour of the complex and viewed embroidery work from local masters. The detail of the works was phenomenal and definitely exceeded my expectations. A shop is available for tourists to purchase any of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

As part of our tour trips a visit to an embroidery institute doesn't sound particularly appealing but boy was this one fantastic experience for so many in our group, me included. There are sewing folk ... no real talented artists with a needle and thread...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NORMAN E
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Our group toured the Institute, the workmanship is amazing. A good opportunity to understand the whole process and, of course, buy some embroidery. Honestly, I thought embroidery was a bit 'womens institute' before I came here

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank thabelro
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Beautiful work, you don't have to be into embroidery to appreciate just how intricate and clever and lovely these pieces are and talented and special the women who do this work are. I bought a bit in the shop and wish now I had bought...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Lou B
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We visited with a very mixed group of people, and even those who had absolutely no interest in embroidery were blown away by the skill and beauty of these astonishing silk embroideries. For those of us who have embroidered, it was utterly incomprehensible to us...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed December 27, 2016

We've been taken to workshops and factories and their associated retail opportunities in many parts of the world and all have their merits. We have to say that the artistry displayed here is truly astonishing and we would have filled our suitcases with the products...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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