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Phoenix Roundel, Chinese Embroidery
May 30

Phoenix Roundel, Chinese Embroidery

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Registrations Closed
Start Date
30-May-2023 9:00 am
End Date
04-Jun-2023 4:00 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

Phoenix Roundel, Chinese Embroidery

Members: $270.00

Non-Members: $540.00

For a large part of Chinese history, silk embroidery played a essential role where specialised clothing exhibited power and control through a highly controlled and strict implementation governing the use of a hierarchy of fabrics, colours and decorative imagery dictated by status protocol and also for different occasions, rituals and seasons.
Roundels or Festival squares are part of this system. They were particularly prevalent by the time of the Wanli reign (1572-1620) of the Ming Dynasty and continued into the last Imperial dynasty, the Qing dynasty. These decorated the garments of the imperial household and court officials, including their spouses, worn on different official, religious and cultural occasions eg Spring Festival, Emperor’s birthday, mid-autumn etc. The phoenix roundel is an example and, in this case, likely used by the empress or favoured concubines.


Preparatory Session:

Tuesday 30th May:  (Venue to be confirmed)

Phoenix Roundel: 9.30am - 11am

General discussion:  2.30pm - 3.30pm This is opportunity for participants from all groups to ask any questions. Time indicated is estimate. Session ends when all questions are answered.

Workshop Dates and Times

Wednesday 31st May:  9.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday 3rd June: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Sunday 4th June: 9.00am - 4.00pm


Registrations open 

January 1st 2023


Time: 9 am to 4.00pm
Tutor: Margaret Lee
Skill Level: All levels

What to bring

See attached file for full description, items to bring and kit contents

Kit Cost: TBA


Registrations will open on  at 9:00am & close  at 11:00pm.


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Guild House
565 Canning Highway
Alfred Cove WA
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