Happy New Year!

When September rolls around, it is like a brand new year! School starts again with students going into a new grade. Routines get back in place and we make ‘Fall’ resolutions, like ‘We’re going to paint the living room in time for the holidays’, or, I’m going to enroll in new jewellery classes this fall’. BeadFX classes have geared up to include new projects with established instructors as well as opportunities with new teachers. If you had a chance to drop by BeadFX on September 7, you would have seen the new class offerings and met the terrific people presenting …

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 …

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Mini Rose Motif

Course outline: Put your Class 1 skills to work while creating this beautiful Mini Rose Motif! 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 …

Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Monarch Butterfly Motif (continues March 22)

Course outline: Put your class skills to work while creating this stunning Monarch Butterfly! 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 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. Note: this is two-day class and will take place on Friday, March 8 and Friday, March 22; 6 – 9pm both dates. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Introduction to …

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 …

Dragonfly Applique

Course outline: Use the skills you’ve learned in the introductory classes to create this beautiful dragonfly motif. Using seed beads and sequins, your finished design can be used as an applique or pin. All materials are included in the class fee. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Confidence, patience and practise (and both introductory classes). Technique: Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery Bring to class: Magnifiers if required. Bring a lunch; coffee and cold drinks will be available. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by …