Tambour Beading - University of Fashion

Tambour Beading

Tambour Beading

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a butterfly motif using a tambour frame and hook. Once you have downloaded our butterfly motif template, we will show you how to transfer your motif to the fabric and then how to use a tambour frame and hook to add seed beads, bugle beads and sequins. Use this motif as an allover pattern or as a trim on dresses, jackets, blouses or handbags.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-9
2 Tracing the Butterfly Motif 1-4
3 Tambour Beading 1-6
4 Adding Bugle Beads 1-4B
5 Adding Sequins 1-7
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1A Begin this lesson by preparing a piece of silk organza measuring 21” (53.3cm) in the width grain by 14” (35.6cm) in the length grain.
1B We will be using our tambour table and frame for this lesson.
2A Start by centering and draping your silk organza over the longer frame ends, as demonstrated, and positioning the small end frames on top, in preparation for stretching the fabric onto the frames.


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