|Gun Peiyi and Liang Hongyue leave home to attend the embroidery exhibition. [Xinhua]|
Gun Peiyi, 43, has fostered an interest in embroidery since she was a girl and is now able to skillfully integrate the unique styles and characteristics of Dong and Miao embroidery into her works.
"My mom is an excellent craftswoman, and she can design different and unique patterns," said Gun's daughter Liang Hongyue, 14.
"Holding an exhibition to let others see her works is one of her biggest dreams," she added.
Luckily, the local government celebrated China's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, on June 9, at the local Qinghua Embroidery Workshop, which offered the perfect opportunity for Gun.
Together with her daughter, Gun attended the activity that day, and to her delight, senior staff from Qinghua recognized Gun's skills and signed a purchase agreement with her.
Now, her ambition has been realized and her income has increased.
|Gun and her daughter travel to the exhibition venue by boat. [Xinhua]|
|Gun at work [Xinhua]|
|Liang writes down her mother's dream of displaying her embroideries. [Xinhua]|
|Gun receives training. [Xinhua]|
|Gun displays her works. [Xinhua]|
|Craftswomen receive professional training at Qinghua Embroidery Workshop. [Xinhua]|
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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