1．Difficulty Level of Su Embroidery and Cross-stitch Embroidery
Su Embroidery is embroidering on ordinary damask by using embroidery threads with different thickness, with emphasis on reasonable thread application and change of silk logic, so as to represent different effect treatment of the picture. According to different fabric texture, colors and subject, handle the needle freely and synthetically, associated with graceful flexible cords of various thickness, it fully represents the textural feeling of the objects. With up to over 40 stitching methods, so it is difficult in learning.
Cross-stitch embroidery is specially made by dividing into small grids. Embroider a cross in one grid by applying threads of various colors to form a picture. There are only 4-5 kinds of stitching methods in total, and all are almost the same, with simple embroidery stitch, easy for learning. It is a handicraft originated in Europe, with simple workmanship, easy to learn. By simply taking a little time and patience, you can complete an article of cross-stitch embroidery work, for which you will get a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction.
2． Embroidery Craft of Su Embroidery and Cross-stitch Embroidery:
Craft of Su Embroidery emphasizes on the effect of works, optical variety, color emulation, delicacy, and the effect of many finished articles may exceed the original work being copied from.
Cross-stitch embroidery looks some kind of coarse, but, of course, you won't feel coarse by looking at distance.
3.Drawing of Su Embroidery and Cross-stitch Embroidery:
There is no drawing for Su Embroidery, the pattern may totally different by simply lengthening or shortening the stitching or by changing the stitch, which depends on accumulated experience, and ordinary people do not have such time and patience.
Cross-stitch embroidery is provided with drawing, the final picture will be very beautiful simply by stitching on the grids based on the drawing instruction with out error.
4.Standardization of Su Embroidery and Cross-stitch Embroidery:
For the present, cross-stitch embroidery is more popular than Su Embroidery, besides the reason of being easy for learning, it is also because that it have many years of development in foreign countries, and it is much more standardized.
Su Embroidery is difficult to learn, apart from over 40 kinds of stitching methods, it is not so standardized, and most are embroidered by some professional operators, without popularity in public.
For instance, the thread No., color of cross-stitch embroidery is uniform (except for fakes), and the drawing is indicated that which thread to be used, one only needs to apply threads based on the drawing.
Su Embroidery is not provided with uniform thread No., and one main color can be divided into tens of sub-colors, which is mainly distinguished by unaided eye, with color difference. Therefore, it results in difficulty for learning, and it is subject to the insight of the operator to choose threads.
5.Material Prices of Su Embroidery and Cross-stitch Embroidery:
Su Embroidery adopts true silk threads, one piece of thread 20m long cost approx. RMB0.6-1.0; and average RMB70 for soft damask with prints.
There are various prices for different brands of cross-stitch embroidery, with great floating. For ordinary cotton thread, 6 strands in one branch, 8m for one strand, and totally 48m for one branch, the price is different between RMB0.5-2.0. And there are also various kinds of fabrics, in general, for the ordinary white cotton fabric, RMB2.0/sqm for the cheapest, and RMB100/sqm for the most expensive. The colored fabrics are more expensive. Moreover, there are also special fabrics, such as linen cloth, pearl fabric, gold silk fabric, silver silk fabric (by adding some silver or gold silk in the ordinary fabrics), and color patterned fabrics, which are expensive than cotton fabrics.
To sum up, cross-stitch embroidery is suitable for the public, while Su Embroidery is suitable for professional operators or people with plenty of time and embroidery age.
SOURCE : www.suxiuchina.gov.cn
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