Tambour 2 Day Weekend Workshop

London Embroidery School


Next Course dates: Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th May 10am-4.30pm

Location: The London Embroidery School, Hawthorne & Heaney Studio, 14 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HT


This intensive 2 day workshop will take you on an introduction to the couture skill of tambour and through to some of the more professional applications of the technique.



At the start we will focus on the essential tambour chain stitches.  Learning the knack of the hook through the fabric and then the process of creating the loop stitch which is the basis of all tambour work.

Once you have got the hang of the stitches we will focus on using your newly found skills to learn to apply beads to fabric in the tambour technique.  

Then we will teaching you the skill of applying various styles of sequins in the tambour technique.



Moving on from Saturday's line based skills, we will concentrate on developing into fill techniques, firstly bricking which encourages the refinement and regulatory of your stitches. 

After a couple of hours we will then move onto Vermicelli which constant changes in direction ensure you are focusing on your tension and smooth curves.
Finally we will cover another dimension entirely by testing your stitch technique through two layers of fabric, specifically lace, and the introduction of different sized hooks.  Appliqué is a crafty way of filling area when needed and is perfect companion for tambour.
Skill Level:
It is helpful if you have some experience in embroidery prior to this course, however tambour is an entirely different technqiue so this course is open to everyone. Those with a little experience will also benefit from this course and the tutors will adapt the course to suit those who are ready to push their skills forward quickly. Please remember although you will be learning in a mixed level group and your class is tailored specifically to your progress and class numbers are kept low to allow for plenty of one on one time.


Please book your workshop at least 1 week in advance, and note that the weekend classes run from 10am - 4.30pm.



Purchase can be made with a frame and hook which then you can then take home after the class to practice.  If you already have the equipment or do not wish to purchase it for home use please select the 'without' option.



Cancellations must be made 24 hours or more in advance of the start time of the class. In this case only may be exchanged for another class or credit.  Once booked classes are unfortunately non refundable.

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