Tambour Beaded Flowers
Participants will learn how to use a specialist tool called a tambour hook to create the chain stitch, which is the basis of every tambour technique. This includes making a starting and finishing stitch and finishing your thread ends neatly. Participants will then learn how to use the tambour hook to apply beads and sequins, a technique which, once mastered, is much faster than applying beads and sequins with a needle.
When embroidering the design, participants will learn the technical aspects of tambour beading, such as using the tambour hook to embellish in all directions and creating corners with beads. Participants will discover different methods of applying sequins, such as using the fan-filling technique to fill petals with sequins and applying sequins in lines in the English style. Participants will also learn how to create raised sequined flowers using rich stitch, a versatile technique that can create many different effects with the tambour hook.
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to use the tambour hook to apply beads and sequins confidently and understand how to use these techniques in an embroidery design.