In China there are 56 different minorities, one of the largest is the Miao. Most of them live in Guizhou. Wang Lan grew up in the province of Guizhou. In the immediate surroundings of her hometown Tongren are the settlement areas of the Miao.
Wang Lan will present the thousand year old history and the different techniques of the Miao embroideries, the unique style and the extraordinary symbolic patterns, the history and the cultural values.
After the presentation, Wang Lan will show some embroidery techniques (e.g. knot embroidery, braided embroidery (plaits), chain stitch, crepe stitch, flat embroidery, convex embroidery, cross stitch, appliqué embroidery, hair embroidery, ribbon thread - embroidery, Crewel embroidery etc.) that you will learn.