Five-point embroidered flower with beaded center in red and gold by Nathan Perez for the tambour class he will be teaching at Tchad workroom sewing studio in Chicago in August

Basic Tambour Techniques With Nathan Perez

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.

Five-point embroidered flower with beaded center in red and gold by Nathan Perez for the tambour class he will be teaching at Tchad workroom sewing studio in Chicago in August
Freehand embroidery sample by Nathan Perez for his Tambour basics class…

• Introduction to Basic Tambour Techniques •

As of 29 July, there is only one space left!

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
• Thread
• 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.

Sequin pavé detail from sampler by Nathan Perez for his basic introduction to tambour class in August at Tchad workrooms sewing studio in Chicago.
Sequin pavé detail from sampler by Nathan Perez for his basic introduction to tambour class in August…

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.

 

Bags of lilac and dusty rose colored sequins and a tambour hook with needles are waiting to be used in Nathan Perez's Tambour Embroidery Basics class at the Tchad workroom sewing studio in Chicago
Bags of sequins are waiting for you…


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