Couture Tambour Beading (Luneville Embroidery)

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Location: 86 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TE

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm BST

Duration: Taught over two day sessions 

Join us for our two-day Tambour Beading embroidery course to learn the exquisite French Haute Couture technique also known as Lunéville or Crochet de Lunéville. In this immersive experience, you'll discover the art of attaching beads and sequins to fabric using a specialized hook, skilfully manipulating the threads on fabric which is stretched taut like a drum. Delve into the intricacies of this craft as our expert tutors guide you through the delicate process of embellishing the underside of the fabric with sequins, seed beads, and bugle beads. This technique, integral to the world of Haute Couture embroidery, is hugely enjoyable and also provides remarkable speed in your beading endeavours once you've grasped its finesse. Unearth the secrets of high-fashion embroidery and unlock your creative potential in just two days.

During this course, you will gain proficiency in using a tambour hook while gaining comprehensive knowledge of the materials, techniques, and processes that underpin the intricate art of Tambour beading.

You will learn how to use a Tambour Hook, Beauvais Stitch, Attaching Seed Beads, Attaching Sequins, Attaching Bugle Beads. You will take how a beautiful beaded sampler with our Hand & Lock swirling design.

All of the materials you need for this class will be provided for you as part of your course experience. You are more than welcome to bring your own embroidery equipment if you would rather use your own materials but everything will be provided for you.

Tutor Profiles

Our bespoke online classes are taught be expert hand embroiderers who have worked in the couture industry for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Burberry to name a few. The classes will cover the basics, insider tips and practical application making sure students are fully equipped to go on and apply what they have learned to their own garments and develop their own unique styles. Our tutors are work embroiderers first and tutors second which means they are able to give you a unique insight into the magical world of couture hand embroidery.

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You can find us at 86 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TE

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Our in person classes are taught in our school which is located upstairs in our studio. Unfortunately the building does not have lift access, so use of the stairs would be necessary.


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