Thursday, 8 March 2019

Hair Embroidery

  • From Saturday, 04 July 2020 15:00:00 to Saturday, 04 July 2020 16:00:00
  • Suzhou ICH Shop

Event Details

Restoration Intangible Cultural Heritage Experiential Studio is going to organize an event at Suzhou ICH Shop this Saturday (July 4) to introduce the Suzhou Hair Embroidery technique.

The origin of hair embroidery can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618 - 907). The hair embroiderer usually sketches out the patter with an ink marker, and then works on the cloth with hair instead of thread using various stitch techniques such as rolling, winding, cutting, pinning, etc. Suzhou Hair Embroidery was included in the Jiangsu Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) List in 2016.

“Is human hair really usable for embroidery?” 

“What’s the difference between hair embroidery and the normal one?” 

“How long can the works of hair embroidery be preserved?”

All these questions will be answered Saturday as Zhou Yinghua (周莹华), Suzhou’s city-level representative inheritor of hair embroidery, was invited to introduce the culture, history and technique of Suzhou Hair Embroidery. The participants will also learn to make a hair embroidery fan.


Besides, a variety of hair embroidery products are now on one-week display and sale at Suzhou ICH Shop. Welcome to have a look!

Those who can’t make it to the event can watch it live streamed on Douyin (抖音) and feel the charm of Suzhou Hair Embroidery via internet.

Restoration Intangible Cultural Heritage Experiential Studio

Suzhou Hair Embroidery Technique Experience


3pm to 4pm, July 4 (Saturday)


Suzhou ICH Shop (No. 231 Dongbei Street, Gusu District, Suzhou)

Take Rail Transit Line 4 to Beisita(北寺塔) Station, come out from No.4 Northeast Exit, and then walk to the Suzhou Tourism Information Center(苏州旅游咨询中心).


RMB 30 yuan/person (including a self-made hair embroidery fan).


The event is recruiting 15 Chinese and expat participants.

Tips: Put on your face mask, cooperate with body temperature check and the verification of Suzhou Health Code. Join us with proper self-protective measures!

Seats are limited.

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