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Do you watch haute couture fashion shows, and see breathtaking embroidery designs that combine thread, sequins and beads to create fantastic elaborate designs that decorate evening dresses, necklines, sleeves, etc?  Those intricated patterns are created by hand.  When you question how those are made, the answer is often Tambour Beading.

 

What is Tambour Beading or Tambour Embroidery?

Tambour bead embroidery is an amazingly creative and absorbing style of embroidery.  With a mesmerizing array of beads, sequins, embroidery threads and metallic threads available, the design possibilities for tambour beading and tambour embroidery are limitless.⠀ ⠀

Chanel FW2014 Haute Couture

Chanel FW2014 Haute Couture

Tambour beading evolved from tambour thread embroidery and is named from the drum shaped frame originally used – ‘tambour’ is the French word for drum. It was considered an exotic and exciting craft, and became a very popular pass time amongst women.”

According to the Textile Research Center,

 "Tambour embroidery or tambour work is a technique whereby a chain stitch is worked with a fine hook (a tambour hook) on a fine, slightly open-weave cloth that is stretched over a frame. This type of work may have originated in India, where it is known as ari work or ari embroidery. For tensioning, sometimes a circular frame is used.”

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It is high fashion and couture technique widely used in ateliers and couture houses and is a highly sought after skill.  It takes the concept of beading and embellishment to a different level.

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You too could learn to produce stunningly glamorous tambour bead embroidery with our Tambour Beading and Embroidery Online Course.  Simply call 08097876075 or click the link for more information.

Do you watch haute couture fashion shows, and see breathtaking embroidery designs that combine thread, sequins and beads to create fantastic elaborate designs that decorate evening dresses, necklines, sleeves, etc?  Those intricated patterns are created by hand.  When you question how those are made, the answer is often Tambour Beading.

 

What is Tambour Beading or Tambour Embroidery?

Tambour bead embroidery is an amazingly creative and absorbing style of embroidery.  With a mesmerizing array of beads, sequins, embroidery threads and metallic threads available, the design possibilities for tambour beading and tambour embroidery are limitless.⠀ ⠀

 

According to the Textile Research Center,

 

“Tambour embroidery or tambour work is a technique whereby a chain stitch is worked with a fine hook (a tambour hook) on a fine, slightly open-weave cloth that is stretched over a frame. This type of work may have originated in India, where it is known as ari work or ari embroidery. For tensioning, sometimes a circular frame is used.”

 

According to the London Embroidery School,

“Tambour beading evolved from tambour thread embroidery and is named from the drum shaped frame originally used – ‘tambour’ is the French word for drum. It was considered an exotic and exciting craft, and became a very popular pass time amongst women.”

 

It is high fashion and couture technique widely used in ateliers and couture houses and is a highly sought after skill.  It takes the concept of beading and embellishment to a different level.

You too could learn to produce stunningly glamorous tambour bead embroidery with our Tambour Beading and Embroidery Online Course.  Simply call 08097876075 or click the link for more information.⠀⠀

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