This is a great project book on learning how to embroider oriental designs in silk. Young Yang Chung is a South Korean textile artist, embroidery expert and researcher. Read more about her in wikipedia. An embroidery museum in her name exists in South Korea.
One of my first books on embroideries and textile arts, it is my only project book on needlepainting with asian designs using silk threads. I really admire her traditional asian style of designing, which involves symbols. Like this very large embroidery of panels for a screen. The two species of hibiscus (white and pink) symbolize the unification of the north and south koreas.
I have not done any of the projects yet. I am looking forward to trying out some of them soon. Dr. Chung describes how each project will be completed. White Peacock and Peonies is one of the projects I want to embroider!