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Couture Beading


10AM - 4:30PM |  £240 for a two-day course

Join the award-winning English Tailoress for this guided introduction to tambour beading and embellishment, a unique opportunity for beginners to this specialised technique!

This 2-day course gives an in-depth approach to tambour beading and couture embellishments applied to haute couture fashion and high fashion for beginners. It will cover the tambour beading technique using silk organza, seed beads, and bugle beads to cover the basic chain stitch and vermicelli design. The 2nd day will cover couture embellishments including ribbon work, all techniques learned will be applied to a design.

Day 1
Learn how to create a solid framework for beading using silk organza on a rotating frame. This technique can be applied to larger frames to bead panels for a garment.

The main focus is on the basic chain stitch using a tambour hook correctly set up for silk organza. 
Learn how to create a secure knot and change direction. 
Seed beads and bugle beads are used to start tambour beading with a variety of techniques including vermicelli.

Day 2
Couture embellishments including ribbon work are taught using a beading needle and thread to create a variety of texture and dimension with 3d beadwork, clusters, raised beadwork and brickwork for trims and edging.

Please remember although you will be learning in a mixed technique group, your class is tailored specifically to your progress.

Beading techniques from both days are combined and applied to a small design to finish.

Venue: The Create Place, 29 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ
Nearest tube: Bethna Green (Central Line)

Limited spaces available

£240 All materials are included in price
Tambour hook and frame can be hired for £15 for the weekend or purchased for £35

£50 deposit required to secure a place, deposit non refundable but transferable to another date. 

The English Tailoress

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