Tambour Beading: Haute Couture Embroidery

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Price: £75

Run by: Stephanie Bonneau
at Atelier Saint Clare


17, Oak Street
Manchester Craft Center
Greater Manchester
M4 5JD

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About the Course

Get an introduction to Haute Couture embroidery in our weekend workshop. Learn the technique of Tambour Beading which is widely used in International Catwalks including `Chanel, Christian Dior and Valentino. Knowledge of this technique presents many possibilities when creating embroidery pieces.

The first part of the class will be to learn the chainstitch on a transparent organza with the hook in the four directions. The second part of the class will be the introduction of the buggles and seed beads. Finally you will learn how to stitch the sequins « en riviere » basic stitching for the sequins.

The aim of this Tambour Beading class is for you to feel comfortable with the hook and how to apply beads and sequins.

Please note that if you would like to pursue this technique and move on to the next level it is recommended to practise Tambour Beading in between the classes.

I have over 10 years experience of Tambour Beading and work for International Catwalk between London and Paris. I have been teaching over 7 years all over the world including Canada, England and Paris. I want to transmit my knowledge so the art of embroidery stay alive and still inspire us.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This class includes a kit with Swarovski beads, white silk organza, glass seed beads, buggles, sequins, needles, and detailed instructions.

Please note that tambour hooks and seat frames are available for students to use and may be purchased if required.
All you need to bring is white cotton thread (guterman cotton thread) and small scissors. A colored thread is also advised to use at the beginning of the session.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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