Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets in haute couture embroidery and Catherine will help you discover them all! Silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are …

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Cardinal or Blue Jay motif

Course outline: Put your class skills to work while creating this stunning Cardinal (adjust your colours to make a statement Blue Jay)! You’ll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. Use the finished motif as an applique or as a pin. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1 Technique: An ancestral French Technique “Le Crochet de Luneville” Bring to class: Confidence and patience; magnification if necessary. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect …

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets in haute couture embroidery and Catherine will help you discover them all! Silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are …

Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Mini Monarch Butterfly Motif

Course outline: Put your Class 1 skills to work while creating this stunning Mini Monarch Butterfly! You’ll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. You’ll learn how to follow a drawing using a legend showing which supplies are used in specific areas. Use the finished motif as an applique on your own T-shirt or a brooch. Pattern, silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are included in the class fee, as well as the use of the instructor’s tambour hook and frame. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Introduction to Crochet de …

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets in haute couture embroidery and Catherine will help you discover them all! Silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are …

“May” all things be possible!

May is a month of celebrations – some very serious, such as Mother’s Day,¬†and Cinco de Mayo, and some that are just plain wacky – such as ‘Star Wars’ Day (May the Fourth Be With You.) Late-May celebrations includes Victoria Day in Canada and Memorial Day in the United States. The best part is enjoying a long weekend with friends and family. To be honest, I’m finding that May is racing by; June seems to be right around the corner. Join me by living in the present and enjoying what is here and now – including upcoming classes with visiting …