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Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

Learned about silk and got to see masters at work. Their work is incredible, especially the double sided pieces. Lots to buy. I think it’s not necessarily the best deal.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Broadview1972
Reviewed 16 June 2019

Watching the embroiderer working was a mesmerizing experience. She is such an experienced lady I could have stayed there all day. We were then taken in to see some of the finished works, these were mind blowing, the workmanship is beyond anything I have seen...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019

Watching the masters at work takes your breath away. Some of the silks looking like photographs or pictures. This was nearly a forgotten art, but with the help of the government, is starting to flourish again. Looking at the skill, patience and sheer time it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 13 March 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 21 November 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 28 June 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 10 June 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
Thank Magdala79
Reviewed 4 April 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
Thank Alaska23_Family
Reviewed 5 November 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
Reviewed 27 October 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
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