Han Yu studied bead embroidery at the embroidery school of Ecole Lesage, part of Chanel's Metiers d'art, and the Royal School of Needlework in the U.K. Upon graduation, she founded bead embroidery studio Gracey Han, where she designs and produces haute couture garments and accessories for Shanghai Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and for state dignitaries and celebrities. She has been striving to share the art of bead embroidery by giving lectures to university students and teaching embroidery workshops across China.
"Tuttle's step-by-step guide to 25 unique embroidery designs, Bead Embroidery Chinese Style, incorporates traditional Chinese design elements, including landscape paintings, bird and flower motifs, and famous poems. Projects are beautiful, useful, and simple enough for embroidery beginners." — Library Journal