Introduction to Tambour Beading and Embroidery
Saturday 30 September, 10am – 4pm
This workshop by bead couturiers Lesley Coidan & Diana Vernon introduces the luxury fashion technique of tambour beading – an embroidery technique used to embellish and enliven garments . Lesley and Diana together run Couture Beading & Embellishment Company, www.couturebeading.com.
They specialise in a variety of couture embellishment techniques, but primarily tambour beading and embroidery for film, theatre and the couture.
They each have over 45 years experience of designing, making and teaching, and are the authors of the book ‘The Art of Tambour Beading & Embroidery’ being published by The Guild of Master Craftsman later this year.
This day course gives an introduction to the essential techniques of couture tambour beading and embroidery. Equipment and materials will be provided but there will be a charge of up to £5 for beads and sequins on the day. The tutors will lend frames and tambour hooks which students can purchase if they wish at the end of the class.
You will learn:
How to correctly mount fabric into an embroidery frame (slate frame) prior to tambouring.
- How to work the tambour stitch using thread, and how to work the stitch in all directions.
- How to prepare beads ready for tambour.
- How to tambour beads and sequins.
Cost £50. Booking essential as places limited. To book call 01296 331441 or book online below.
If no places available online please call to check any availability.