Tambour Beading Kit, INSTRUCTIONS ONLY, without beads. Right-Handed

Diamond: Tambour Beading & Couture Hand Bead Embroidery


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

Colour: Sea green fabric, silver, turquoise, white, lilac and orange beads.

Size: 15cm X 15cm (6” x 6”)

Skill Level: Beginners & Enthusiasts.

This is a hand bead embroidery project. (Using a needle)


Learn how to combine thread work surface stitch embroidery with bead embroidery.

Enjoy the satisfaction of making something priceless to hand down to future generations.

Hand Bead embroidery techniques with a needle are used to stitch beads to plain fabric in a design.


Using a needle, create leaves in thread work and beads and embellish with diamantes, bead loops and flower beads and sequins. Stitches include, Chain stitch, satin stitch, bead loop, whip stitch ropework, running stitch & centre seed bead anchor, lapped sequin methods. The result is a colourful piece perfect to use as a home interior accessory or to use as a sleeve hem applique for a jacket.


At a glance:

Putting fabric onto a frame.

Fabric preparation for beading: 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: Step by step instructions with photos on how to work each stitch.



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.

Finally, stitch 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
  • Polyester thread Col: ivory


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.


Diamond Tambour Kit: Digital INSTRUCTIONS ONLY, No beads Right 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.