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LeSage Beginning:  Cover the time-honored French tradition of embroidery with a tambour hook and loom. With the same needle, incorporate chain stitch lace, cording and designs with embroidery floss.  Begin to explore basic embellishments.

LeSage Advanced: Use a tambour hook and loom to incorporate delicate beads and sequins.  Learn the techniques necessary to create your own haute couture fabric and garments.

Background:  Lesage is France’s oldest embroidery house, it has a detailed history of fashion over the past 150 years. Started by Albert Michonet, embroiderer to Napoleon III as well as Paris couture pioneers Madeleine Vionnet and Charles Worth. tambour embroidery is embroidery done with a tiny hook. It’s normally associated with bead (and sequin) embroidery. Design houses such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent use this method to create their delicate beaded garments.

Britta Hellquist, bespoke tailor
Beginning: Saturday, May 9, 2-5 pm
Advanced: Saturday, May 16, 2-5 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
$149 each; $269 for series
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Don't forget your 20% student discount at PFI Supply store.