Tambour Embroidery Sampler
Done with a tiny hook needle tambour embroidery is used mostly to attach beads and sequins quickly and with beautiful results. I was first introduced to this technique while studying abroad last spring in London. I took an introductory tambour embroidery class at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace with an american instructor Robert Haven.
I instantly loved the technique and was excited to pick it up again for my independent study this semester. I chose to do an art deco inspired sequin butterfly for this sampler and used clear and iridescent green sequins on baby blue silk organza.
photos and text © Bianca Esposito 2013