Tambour beading for beginners



This class is being taught in two sessions to allow students to practice. First session: 11th January 2023 Second session: 01st February 2023 Both sessions are between 18h00 and 21h00 (British time). You will be introduced to the tambour hook and how to control in all directions through the fabric. You will initially use the chain stitch and how to cast on and off the fabric. Later, more professional aspects will be introduced including beads and sequins. At the beginning you will focus on the chain stitch on a transparent organza. We will work with the tambour hook, learning how to use in all directions, and cast on and off the thread without damaging the organza. In the second stage we will introduce the bugles beads, learning how to apply them to create a design. Finally you will learn how to stitch the sequins using the « en riviere » stitch technique The aim of this tambour beading class is for you to feel comfortable using the hook and how to apply beads and sequins to be ready to move on to the next level. The class is pitched towards beginner students and the limited class size will allow you to develop at your own pace with plenty of one-to-one time with the tutor. A link to access the class will be sent to you two weeks before the course start with instructions on how to access your course. You will need to download zoom and enter the details that you will receive. The class can be recorded if all the participants (8 students per class maximum) agreed and it will be available to watch as many time as you like for 6 months. For more information contact me via the "message the tutor" button. All classes are non-refundable but may be exchanged Cancellations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

What's included in the price?

Included in the class is Tambour hook, practise fabric, practise beads, white and black fil a gant (glowing thread)

What you will need

You will need the additional equipment: – a seated hoop 8 or 10 inch (with webbing around the top ring) – an embroidery scissors – pins – pencil and rubber – notepad


6 hours (6:00pm to 9:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



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This course is taught online

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