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Weekend Tambour Beading Workshop


£132.99 Regular price £190.00
Haute Couture: Intensive (Tambour Beading Level 1) Suitable for beginners and novices alike. London, UK


Location:Â Hand & Lock, 86 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TE Daily Time:Â 10:00 - 4:30 with 1-hour lunch break (not provided)Â

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 special hook working through a fabric stretched tight as a drum.

For one weekend, join Hand & Lock's expert practitioners to learn this couture embroidery technique popular on international catwalks and seen in shows by designers such as Elie Saab and Oscar De La Renta. Over the two days, 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.
 DAY 1  - Introduction to Hand & Lock.  - Learn the chain stitch as well as becoming comfortable with the tambour hook on plain opaque fabric  DAY 2  - Learn how to add beads to threads and attach to fabric using the chain stitch  - Learn how to attach sequins.  Full Class Structure available on request | All Materials are provided | 12 spaces per class  Upon completion of the class, students can request an official Hand and Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered.