Tambour Beading: Couture Embellishment

mastered.coMainly Lace are delighted to team up with the talented people at MASTERED to share their fabulous new on-line teaching resource with you.

MASTERED have brought ‘Hatton Garden’ quality teaching online for the first time ever.  Our passion at Mainly Lace is for needle crafts and so we were drawn to their tambour beading course.

Couture embellishment: tambour beading

We’ve partnered with Hand and Lock, one of the most incredible heritage brands in this country: the 250-year-old embroidery company work with everyone from Louis Vuitton and Kate Moss to the Queen.  On this tambour beading course we teach milliners, fashion designs, embroiderers, jewellers and all manner of designer-makers to bead in the same way as Parisian couture houses do……Perri Lewis

Take a few minutes to look at their website and you will quickly see that they are passionate about their work.  The quality of the video is of the highest level something that is often lacking.  Needle crafts and lace are very much of the moment in the fashion industry.  So, what better time to learn a new skill and maybe turn that hobby into a business than now?

Couture embellishment: tambour beadingSign up today using this link and you will get a 20% discount voucher for Mainly Lace.  You can use your voucher for your tambour supplies and anything else in our online store.

Tambour Beading

Learn the couture embellishment technique of tambour beading with world-renown experts, Hand and Lock, the company who Louis Vuitton and other fashion houses turn to for their beadwork and embroidery. Director Jessica will choose one student to complete a work placement in summer 2014.

Course breakdown

There is a mixture of video lessons, demonstrations and exercises, picture galleries to inspire and projects for you to complete.

  • In Part 1 you master the art of tambour beading using tricks of the trade.
  • Part 2 shows you how to stitch different types of beads, and add sequins too. You’ll learn how to adapt the tambour technique to work with a variety of fabrics, including difficult materials such as velvet. In this module you will also be shown how to create decorative patterns and three-dimensional embellishments.
  • Finally, in Part 3 you learn how to create your own designs.

So, if you are looking for something a little different, why not give it a try?