Needlework of Chinese embroidery

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Needlework of Chinese embroidery


Category: random needling, straight needling, disc needling, trowel needling, grabbing needling, flat needling, scattered wrong needling, weaving embroidery, applying needling, auxiliary needling, variant embroidery

Random needle

Random needling embroidery method mainly transforms the traditional manual embroidery method into machine-computer embroidery method. This embroidery method is improved on the basis of manual embroidery to enhance the three-dimensional sense of the picture and enhance the visual impact of the viewer. This embroidery is represented by the de Feng embroidery of Defeng brand.

Straight needle

It is completely embroidered into a body with vertical thread, the line up and down needles are all at the edge, all parallel alignment, and the edges and openings are neat. Color matching is a unit, a color line, and there is no sum color. If the stitches are too long, they will be nailed with thread. Later, it evolved into a needle laying and engraving method.

Disc needle

A needling technique that represents a curved body. It includes cutting needle, connecting needle, rolling needle and rotating needle. Among them, the cutting needle was the earliest and later developed to the rotary needle.


It began in the Tang Dynasty and prevailed in the Song Dynasty. It was further developed in the Ming Dynasty when Guxiu in the Luxiang garden and Shenshou in the Qing Dynasty.

Single set: also known as flat cover. The embroidery method is as follows: the first batch starts from the edge with neat edges; the second batch falls in the middle of the first batch; the first batch needs to leave a line of space to accommodate the second batch of needles; the third batch needs to be transferred to the last one percent of the first batch, and then the gap of the fourth batch is left; the fourth batch is connected with the last one percent of the second batch And so on.

The needle and the needle

It's called long and short needles. The back stitch is intermingled from the middle of the front needle, with uneven edge and mouth. It has the advantages of harmonious color matching and can be used to embroider simulation images.

Snatch the needle

It is also called banzhen needle. It is a short straight needle that follows the posture of the body, followed by the front needle and snatched up one by one. It can be said that this kind of needling is the development of straight needling.


It is a method of embroidery with gold and silver thread instead of silk thread. The method: first spread gold or silver thread on the embroidered ground, and then prick it with short silk needles. The distance between each stitch is one minute to one and a half, and it is filled with twists and turns according to the patterns of embroidery. There are two or three rows, and there are many rows. Tie the thread to the flower like cross pattern, like the sole pattern.

Scattered wrong needle

It uses a variety of needling techniques to achieve a moderate shade of yin and Yang, and strives to make the embroidered body realistic.

Loose whole needle: it is a kind of mixed needling method, which is composed of trocar, applicator, connecting needle and both long and short needles.


It is a kind of embroidery similar to knitting. It includes poking yarn, dotting, flannelette, net embroidery, brocade, cross peach blossom, pile embroidery, etc. These stitches are suitable for embroidering patterns, so they can also be called "pattern embroidery".

Rao embroidery

It is a kind of needlework in which stitches and threads are wound and buckled into embroidery. Seed beating, lock pulling, button embroidery, braided strands and chicken feather needles all belong to this category. Beating seeds: it is one of the traditional needling techniques of Suzhou embroidery. It can be used to embroider stamens, or independently embroider patterns and paintings.

Application of Acupuncture

It's a needle technique added to his needle. This needling method requires sparse but not dense, divergent but not combined, live but not stagnant, uneven and uneven.

Auxiliary needle

This kind of needling is not an independent needling method, but an auxiliary needling method used to enhance the similarity of the embroidered scenery and the vividness of the expression. The needling methods that fall into this category include: auxiliary needle, pricking needle, scale cutting needle, etc.

Variant embroidery

In embroidery, there are some special embroidery methods which make the conventional embroidery change with the help of other tools, materials and techniques. They include dyeing embroidery, patching embroidery, borrowing color embroidery, high embroidery, picking silk and cutting down velvet, etc. Dye embroidery: the figures, flowers and birds in Yuan Dynasty embroidery mostly use ink to describe the eyebrows and eyes, and paintings replace embroidery. The method of dyeing and embroidery started here and is still in use today.