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Workshop, 16 Dec

£65.00 GBP

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What: Basic Tambour Stitching workshop

When: 16th Dec, 2017

Time: 13:00 - 16:30

Where: Animali Domestici Gallery, 1b Saltoun road, Brixton, (2min. walk from the station)

Duration: 3.5 hours

Learn a basic stitch of needlehook or tambour embroidery in a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building the home of Animali Domestici Showroom.

You will spend an afternoon mastering a technique traditionally associated with French couture surrounded by some of the best vintage and contemporary Italian design.

There is only one stitch to master in tambour embroidery. Instead of a needle, very fine, sharp hook is punched through a tightly stretched fabric to catch a fine thread from beneath and draw it up, creating a linked, chain-like stitch. 

You will learn how to work the hook through the fabric without catching following a pattern and how to start and stop. Once you finish stitching your design you will then be shown how to finish the back of a hoop neatly making it ready for display.

We will discuss: brief history of tambour stitching, what are the best materials to use, different ways of transferring a pattern onto the fabric, different ways of finishing the back of a hoop making it ready for display or as a gift.

All tools and materials are provided. 

The price also includes a needle hook you will be able to take home to practice.

Please note: The venue is on a second floor with no lift.

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