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 Intermediate: 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. Prerequisite: LeSage Beginning
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.
Instructor:Britta Hellquist, bespoke tailor
Dates/Times:LeSage Beginning: Saturday, July 17, 10 am-1pm
LeSage Intermediate : Saturday, July 24, 10 am-1 pm
Cost/Cost Options:$149 each; $298 for series
Supply List:CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Buy needed supplies at pfisewing.com with your 20% student discount. Order kits or individual items then pick them up at PFI Supply store, 4225 NE Tillamook next to PFI school, or the first day of class at PFI.