Haute Couture: Intensive
(Tambour Beading Levels 1 & 2)
Suitable for beginners and novices alike.
Location: The Williamsburg School of Needlework Studio, John Tyler Commercial Center, 4548 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Daily Time: 10:00 - 4:30 with 1 hour Lunch break (not provided)
Date: 21st October - 25th October 2019
Parking: Available on site
Setting up home for one week in historic Williamsburg, Hand & Lock will be teaching the embroidery technique, Tambour beading. Join us to study the technique that has been popular on International Catwalks and seen in shows by Elie Saab and Oscar De La Renta. 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 hook working through a fabric stretched tight as a drum. 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.
- Introduction to Hand & Lock.
- Set Up a full size frame. .
- Learn the chain stitch as well as becoming comfortable with the tambour hook on plain opaque fabric
- Learn how to add beads to threads and attach to fabric using the chain stitch
- Learn how to attach sequins.
- Move onto Larger more complex design
- Learn the Vermicelli technique.
- Continue on larger design
- Learn Pulled Stitch technique.
- Recap over work and discuss any unanswered questions.
Full class structure available on request / All materials are provided / 12 spaces per class
*Please note, class bookings are non refundable