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Private Tambour Tuition

Private Tambour Tuition: One to one. By appointment only.

  • 3 hr
  • 250 British pounds
  • London

Private Tuition: Tambour Beading

Tambour Beading is a professional hand bead embroidery technique that is performed with a fine hook (a shortened French Cornelli needle) in a holder. The technique of Tambour Beading is used to embellish couture garments for Haute Couture fashion in Paris. The Tambour hook is used to embroider chain stitches and attach beads onto fabric that is stretched as tight as a drum over a square embroidery frame. Beads are strung onto a working spool of thread and the beading is worked from the wrong side of the fabric. Bead’s are moved up the thread with one hand and then stitched on in a crochet motion making a chain stitch after each bead. You will learn the basics: how to prepare your fabric on the frame, hook turning directions and you will also be introduced to the chain stitch using polyester & metallic thread. Tambour is an art form that requires tenacity and patience and will surely deliver a satisfying result. This project is a sampler only. Skill Level: Beginners & Enthusiasts Cost includes Tuition & Kit. You will be supplied with a kit on the day of the class Your Kit will include (1 x Tambour holder and fine needle with cork end protector, 1 medium roller tapestry frame approx. size 38cm x 30 cm (15” x 12”), Silk Organza, Pearl Head pins, 1 spool of Rasant polyester thread, 1 spool of metallic thread Madeira thread No.4 art no 9842 in any metallic colour. Framing up Instructions, Hook Turning Instructions) Students Requirements List • 2 x irwin quick grip clamps 15" to hold frame to the table • 0.5 metres of calico • Scissors • Hand Sewing needles • Magnifying glasses and table lamp

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us min 24 hours prior to the commencement of the class. Your booking will be transferred to another class of the same value. Refunds for classes are not available.

Contact Details


Studio by appointment only 59 Rounton Road, London, UK

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