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 …

BeadFX classes – all treats, no tricks!

Well, maybe some tricks – like how to make designs ‘pop’, tips about seed beading, working with cement, making loops with headpins, etc. Definitely lots of treats such as learning new skills and meeting like-minded people! Late-October classes showcase a wide range of techniques and projects. Anne Marie Desaulniers has two new brand new classes sure to get your creativity pumping! We also welcome Alberta bead artist Carolyn Cave who is presenting two classes featuring lots of texture with some two-hole beads. Of course, you can give yourself dedicated time to work on your beading and chainmaille projects in the …

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 …

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 …

Celebrate National Craft Month with a Class

What is the difference between art and craft? The question isn’t new and has sparked debates for years.  Both are definitely within the realm of creativity! One possible answer is that craft is has a predictable outcome – such as the crafting of a chair or piece of jewellery. It provides a product that has a purpose and use. Art, on the other hand, is unpredictable, doesn’t have a specific use (such as a painting or sculpture) and is used to evoke thought and emotion. Of course, this is a very simplistic explanation and doesn’t cover those ‘in-between’ creative activities! …

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 …