The Silk Art Gallery at Ashby is a unique place where they show hand worked silk art embroidery from Suzhou, China. Some of China's most unique cultural traditions dating back more than 2,000 years such as embroidery is facing extinction and Silk Art is showing Australians something really different in modern embroidery before it is lost for ever in this changing commercial world.
Suzhou embroidery is famous for its subtle and refined needlework and typically features natural sceneries, such as flowers, birds and animals. You will be shown how silk worms are grown, how the silk is produced and how a masterpiece is created with a little help from a worm. Silk Art's embroideries would make the perfect wedding, birthday gift or just turn your home into something exciting and beautiful.