24-25 October 2020 Weekend Tambour Beading Workshop


Hand & Lock, 86 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TE


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24-25 October 2020

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 special hook working through a fabric stretched tight as a drum.

For one weekend, join Hand & Lock’s expert practitioners to learn this couture embroidery technique popular on international catwalks and seen in shows by designers such as Elie Saab and Oscar De La Renta. Over the two days, 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.

Full Class Structure available on request | All Materials are provided | 12 spaces per class

Upon completion of the class students can request an official Hand and Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered.

*Please note, class bookings are non refundable

Hand & Lock’s Covid Promise:

At Hand & Lock the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance and we would like to share with you the steps we shall be taking to ensure that your class is safe and enjoyable.

What we are doing

Class sizes shall be reduced from 12 to 6 students in order to comply with social distancing.

Each student will have their own workstation which will allow them to be socially distanced.

All classes will have a sanitation station provided which we will encourage students to frequently use.

At the end of each day the class will undergo a deep clean where all equipment and surfaces shall be sterilised. Areas with regular contact such as door handles and toilets shall be cleaned regularly.

Things we need you to do

All students who attend a Hand & Lock workshop shall be asked to follow social distancing throughout the class.

We kindly request that all students bring their own facemasks to the workshop for the protection of others.

Lunch is not provided and students shall be asked to eat away from the premises

Tea and coffee shall be provided but we encourage students to bring their own mugs if they feel more comfortable.

If you feel more comfortable bringing your own embroidery kit of essential tools, (scissors, needles etc), we encourage you to do this however as stated above, all of our tools provided shall be sanitised.