We’ve talked about Nathan Perez and his hand sewing before. He is probably the most gifted and patient hand sewist we have come across in more than 25 years of professional sewing. Most of the time people who sew hand seams like he does are professionally trained for years.
We’ve also written about Simon Henry and his tambour work in relation to Verena’s latest project. These two things have inspired Nathan to offer up a small “Introduction to Basic Tambour Techniques” class this Summer at the Workroom during his break at Columbia college.
• Introduction to Basic Tambour Techniques •
The class will run for 4 hours on each of the following days:
• Sunday 5 August 12-4 p.m.
• Sunday 12 August 12-4 p.m.
• Sunday 19 August 12-4 p.m.
There will be six spaces available and we will be providing all the materials:
• Tambour hooks
• Stretching frames
• Beads and sequins
• Practice fabric
The sessions will be $250 for the three four-hour classes including materials.
Just show up to the workrooms and begin your tambour journey.
This will be a great way to learn to embroider and bead with a tambour hook and get you off to a strong start. We’ll be writing about it more as the Summer goes on, but this would be a great way to learn some of the basics!
The first day he will cover the basic stitches needed and general tambour setup.
The second and third days he will cover threading, directional stitching, uses and applications, beadwork, and sequins.
Email us to find out more or to register! We’ll update this space to keep you updated with availability. As of this writing (19 June) we have all six spaces available.