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Take Time to Enjoy the Simple Art of Cross Stitching

[ From: Lingling Zhang | Published: 2008-04-01 Views: 4778 | Booked times: 60 ]
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Cross stitching, a type of handicraft originated in Europe sixteen hundred years ago, has become popular among youths in China and other oriental countries.

Located in the Tiandi wholesale market, No. 5 Cross Stitch specializes in making traditional and exquisite handicrafts using the cross stitch technique.

Even though it is a small shop, you could find more than five hundred cross stitch patterns, which cover from world famous art paintings to Beijing opera face masks. Bestsellers of the shop? That would be Japanese anime characters.

Besides the common cross stitch styles, like fixing the finished pattern in a picture frame, No. 5 could also stitch a pattern on pillows, clocks, or insoles. Prices varied from RMB 20 to RMB 800. The wide price range was due to different needs of customers. For example, a 30cm x 30 cm unstitched package will cost you around RMB 25. But a 80 cm x 80 cm finished goods was priced at RMB 800.

Although shop owner did not speak English, she ensured me that language did not matter. In fact, she taught a foreign customer how to stitch a rose through hand gestures. And that customer gave her a box of chocolate as a gift. If you wish to bargain, simply use body gestures or pen and paper.

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Kind service

What customers appreciate:
A large selection, reasonable prices

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Shopping in Beijing: Cross stitching, a type of handicraft originated in Europe sixteen hundred years ago, has become popular among youths in China and other oriental countries.