Williamsburg School of Needlework, 5121 Center Street, Suite 100, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, USA
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Tambour Beading Level One
Suitable for beginners and novices alike
Williamsburg, VA. USA
Hand & Lock have joined forces with the Williamsburg school of Needlework based in Williamsburg, Virgina, USA to teach a special series of embroidery classes.
London embroidery house, Hand & Lock use the French art of Tambour Beading to embellish and decorate couture garments for Europe’s biggest fashion designers. The technique was devised as an easy, fast and effective way to give instant glamour and texture to clothes or accessories.
Hand & Lock are proud to share our impressive know how and experience in this field. This is a rare chance to learn from a highly experienced master at the fantastic facilities of the Williamsburg School of Needlework.
Tambour beading also known as Lunéville or Crochet de Lunéville is a French Haute Couture technique where beads or sequins can be attached to a fabric. The embroidery is done with a hook working through a fabric stretched tight as a drum. Students will learn how to create a design, set up a full size frame and how to work the hook through the fabric without catching before learning the technique. The technique is popular on International Catwalks and can be seen in shows by Elie Saab and Oscar De La Renta.
Day 1: Construct a full size embroidery frame with silk fabric and practice the tambour stitch in all directions with beads, bugles and sequins on transparent fabric.
Day 2: Learn the method for transferring a supplied design onto Silk and apply techniques learned on day one to a design.
Dates: September 11, 2017 – September 12, 2017
Number of Places: 12
Tutor: Jessica Pile
Classes take place Williamsburg School of Needlework, 5121 Center Street, Suite 100, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, USA
Classes run 10.00 – 4.30 with all course materials provided. Upon completion of the class students can request an official Hand & Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered.