First, understand the fundamentals of tambour beading - how to use the hook efficiently, how to chain stitch on to different types of fabric and what tools and materials are needed to attain professional standards. Then, learn how to work with beads and sequins of different shapes and sizes, on different types of fabrics, in the same way as couture houses do. In the final module you’ll learn how design with beads, taking into consideration practicalities such as wearability and washcare.
Although some embroiderers are now using machines for mass production, Gemma noted that hand made embroidery are still preferred by most of their clients. Embroiderers use métier a broder, or locally called as a tambor upon which the fabric is dragged out as tight as a drum’s skin on this round wooden stretcher while patterns are being stitched