Five Day Tambour Beading Class, London

10.00 - 16.30

86 Margaret St, London W1W 8TE


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June 8th – 12th, 2020

This June, Hand & Lock will be teaching the famous embroidery technique, Tambour beading in their new dedicated embroidery classroom. Students will have an opportunity to view a genuine embroidery workroom and examine samples, before settling down to learn the secrets of this haute couture embroidery technique.

Tambour Beading is a professional embroidery technique that is popular on International Catwalks and frequently seen in shows by Elie Saab, Ralph and Russo and Oscar De La Renta.  Also known as Lunéville or Crochet de Lunéville the technique emerged from French lace makers before becoming a popular pass-time of wealthy ladies of leisure. In modern Tambour Beading beads or sequins are attached to a fabric using a special tambour hook. The embroidery accomplished with a the tambour hook working through a fabric stretched tight as a drum. In this five day class students will learn how to create a design, set up a full size frame and learn how to effortlessly work the hook through the fabric. Once the technique is perfect, students will learn how to use the chain stitch to attach sequins, beads and bugles in a variety of configurations creating beautiful surface decorations and textures.

All materials providedUpon successful completion of the class students receive an official Hand & Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered |  For more information please contact

* Please note, class bookings are non refundable