Tambour Beading Kit, Digital INSTRUCTIONS ONLY, without beads. Left-Handed

Bird of Paradise: Tambour Beading


You can use your own beads & fabric to make this project or purchase a Bead Pack

Colour: Purple, blue, lilac & silver

Size: 20cm X 25cm (8” x 10”)

Skill Level: Beginners & Enthusiasts.

This is a Tambour beading embroidery project only. There are no instructions of how to tambour chain stitch. You should have already learnt this to attempt this project kit.


You have learnt how to tambour bead the chain stitch. Where to go from here? Practice, practice, and more practice.

This is the perfect project kit to help you increase your dexterity and speed with the tambour chain stitch.

Tambour Bead embroidery chain stitch technique is used to attach small seed beads to plain fabric in a design.

Hand Bead embroidery and surface stitching techniques with a needle are used also.

This piece of bead embroidery is a perfect piece to have on display or to insert as a piece into a garment.


At a glance:

Fabric preparation for beading: Putting fabric onto a frame. Transferring pattern to fabric.

Tambour Bead Embroidery: Pattern, colour key, bead list, order of embroidery to guide you through making this project.

Hand Bead Embroidery: Starting and finishing techniques, Hand bead embroidery techniques



You begin with how to put fabric onto a frame, then how to transfer the design to fabric.

Using the chain stitch attaching Bugle beads & seed beads onto silk organza fabric.

Using a needle, embroider the following couture techniques: satin stitch, whip stitch, single seed bead anchor, whip stitch sequin loops and single bead stitch.

Finally, stitch convert your finished bead embroidered piece into a piece of art or an insert that you can stitch to any garment.



  • Booklet: Finished project photo cover page, Design Pattern BW, Color Key, Instructions
  • Bead & Materials list:  description & quantities needed to complete this kit
  • How to put fabric onto a roller bar / slate frame for tambour beading.
  • How to transfer an embroidery design to fabric
  • Step by step instructions Hand Bead Embroidery techniques with diagrams & photos


You will need to supply:

  • 1 x 18” x 16” min roller bar / slate frame
  • 2 x meters x 3cm cotton webbing for side lacings
  • 2 x quick grip clamp 15” Irwin brand


How it works:

Step 1: Purchase, INSTRUCTIONS ONLY beading kit, online: Download the online instruction booklet immediately & print in the comfort of your own home.


Step 2: USE YOUR OWN BEADS or IF YOU NEED BEADS: Purchase a corresponding BEAD PACK. 1 x Bead Pack (complete kit of beads, fabric & materials to complete the project) will be mailed to you. Shipping offered world-wide. Beads will arrive in 2-3 weeks postage permitting.


Bird of Paradise Tambour Kit: Digital INSTRUCTIONS ONLY, No beads. Left Handed

  • These Beading DIGITAL Instruction Kits & Bead Packs have been exclusively designed by Karen Torrisi. Designs, photos & instructions are the intellectual property of Karen Torrisi and are not to be reproduced or used as teaching material without prior permission of Karen Torrisi.