柳建新介绍她的作品《寒梅》。 向一鹏 摄
Liu Jianxin introduces her work Winter Plum (the photo by Xiang Yipeng)
柳建新作品《天界卫士》。 柳建新供图 摄
A Lion by Liu Jianxin (the photo provided by Liu Jianxin)
柳建新作品《威震山河》。 柳建新供图 摄
A Tiger by Liu Jianxin (the photo provided by Liu Jianxin)
"We need keeping faith in the spirit of the craftsman for Hunan embroidery inheritance,” said by Liu Jianxin, the representative successor of Hunan embroidery, a national-level intangible cultural project in Changsha Yuhua Intangible Cultural Exhibition Hall on June 15.
65-year-old Liu Jianxin, born in Changsha County, Hunan, has committed to Hunan embroidery since 15 years old. Over the past 50 years, she has created a number of prize-winning works for her elaborately vivid embroidering stitch skills. She excels at fluffy hair stitching to embroider animals like tigers, lions, cats, etc. Her two-sided embroidery with different colors and designs are praised as magic art by foreigners.
In 1996, Liu Jianxin retried from Hunan Embroidery Institute and established Hunan Women’s Embroidery Shop to cultivate Hunan embroidery talents and promote Hunan embroidery to the world.
In recent two years, due to the sluggish market, her shop staff number has declined from over 30 to 12. Until Hunan provincial and municipal leaders came to the shop for intangible cultural survey in 2015, her shop began to receive a favourable turn with governmental industrial support.
Liu Jianxin expresses her greatest wish in life that there will be more and more embroidery talents inheriting Hunan embroidery for lifetime.
Chinese source: www. Chinanews.com
Original Link: 湘绣传承人柳建新：坚守需要秉承“工匠精神”