Basic Tambour stitching by Zuzana Lalikova - crafts in London

Basic Tambour stitching

Basic Tambour stitching by Zuzana Lalikova - crafts in London

by Zuzana Lalikova

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1 reviews
Learn a basic stitch of tambour embroidery traditionally associated with French couture and make your own decorative hoop.

Embroidery Class

Beginner

Anywhere

Basic Tambour stitching
by Zuzana Lalikova
Basic Tambour stitching by Zuzana Lalikova - crafts in London

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Overview

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There is only one stitch to master in tambour embroidery. Instead of a needle, very fine, sharp hook is punched through a tightly stretched fabric to catch a fine thread from beneath and draw it up, creating a linked, chain-like stitch.

You will learn how to work the hook through the fabric without catching following a pattern and how to start and stop. Once you finish stitching your design you will then be shown how to finish the back of a hoop neatly making it ready for display.

We will also discuss: brief history of tambour stitching, what are the best materials to use, different ways of transferring a pattern onto the fabric, different ways of finishing the back of a hoop making it ready for display or to give as a gift.

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Did you know?

Tambour stitching is traditionally associated with French couture but is actually practiced all over the world from India to Turkey to Slovakia.This technique has been a very well kept secret for many years by the couture fashion houses. But there is now a growing number of experts who are happy to teach this technique to the patient students that await.
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Anonymous
24 Nov
Really lovely class. Although this wasn't the easiest technique for me to learn, Zuzana is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher and she is happy to share all the helpful tips and tricks to get you started successfully. The venue was great. I’m looking forward to creating more embroidery at home. Five stars xx

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Anonymous
24 Nov
Really lovely class. Although this wasn't the easiest technique for me to learn, Zuzana is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher and she is happy to share all the helpful tips and tricks to get you started successfully. The venue was great. I’m looking forward to creating more embroidery at home. Five stars xx

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Basic Tambour stitching by Zuzana Lalikova - crafts in London

About your host, Zuzana Lalikova

Zuzana is a London based designer/maker working with fiber and textiles.

Her work is heavily influenced by tradition and traditional crafts.

Coming from a rich cultural background she found and early interest inembroidery that she then developed further through a degree study at London College of Fashion. Interested in value of human labour in our mechanized world, craft remains at the core of her practice.

Embroidery is a main focus of her work; re-purposing traditional craft techniques into contemporary designs, with geometry being an endless source of inspiration. She creates embroidery artworks of varying scales as well as accessories from her studio in SW London,blurring lines between art and craft

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Notes

All tools and materials provided.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Basic Tambour stitching
by Zuzana Lalikova
Basic Tambour stitching by Zuzana Lalikova - crafts in London
Single session