Course Provider: Tambour and Clutch
Contact Name: Audrey Wring
20 Old School House
Course Length: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 star rating, 4 reviewers.
Tambour beading is a fast, precise, haute couture technique for adding beads and sequins to fabric with a tambour hook instead of a needle and thread. This technique was used to bead flapper dresses in the 1920s and is now the preferred method of beading used by the couture design house Chanel to bead their gowns.
You will first learn the basic thread chain stitch using our new size 140 extra large hook (the biggest sharp hook available) on net to make learning this art easier and you will also learn how to move the tambour hook in all 4 directions. Then you will proceed onto applying beads/sequins to transparent organza fabric. Each student will work at their own pace. Right and left handed students are catered for,(topics covered are subject to time restraints).
The aim of the workshop is to teach the basic chain stitch and how to apply some beads/sequins to fabrics. This technique does need practise in your own time to gain speed and accuracy, once you are familiar with the hook and technique this will enable you to tambour bead and embroider a selection of fabrics.
Love stitch Studio and Westcott Studio Kingswood Bristol
Workshop set in 30 acres of tranquil grounds.
Large free car park on site.
Easy access from motorway and ring road.
I have over 17 years of tambour beading and bridalwear experience and have been teaching for 5 years. I currently teach this beading technique, so the craft/skill does not disappear from our heritage.
What's included in the price?
Embroidery table clamps, seat frames, free standing frames and hoops are available for students to use and may be purchased if required. All you need to bring is a packed lunch.
Tambour kit included in the price, includes 2 x tambour hooks medium and extra large, tambour holder, bead/sequins worm instructions/diagrams, organza fabric poopy kit, glue and thread.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are available throughout the length of the workshop.
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