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Introduction to Tambour Embroidery

  • Ildsjel Collective 4 Carlaw Avenue Toronto, ON, M4M 2R5 Canada (map)

Tambour is the method of applying beads, sequins and threads to fabric using a tambour hook. In this one-day workshop, attendees will learn how to tambour from start to finish, leaving with the skills to practice and perfect this embroidery art in their work and personal projects.   

The class will cover:

  • Mounting fabric onto the tambour frame

  • Learning how to hold the tambour hook

  • Drawing patterns onto fabric

  • The steps to great tambour stitches

  • Threading beads and adding them to the design

  • Completing tambour projects (including weaving in threads and removing fabric from tambour frame)

All attending will be provided with a tambour frame and hook as well as all other materials required for this class and they can take these away after the class at no extra cost.  Participants must bring a pair of scissors.