Tambour Embroidery & Beading

Tambour Embroidery & Beading

 Private Weekend Workshop

Tambour Beading & Embroidery - Level 1 Basics:

Course content:

This day course will give you an introduction to the techniques of couture tambour beading and embroidery. Space is limited to 4 students max.

Tuition: $425 (embroidery frame, tambour needle, & supplies included)

Date/Time: Weekend sessions from 10:00 - 4:30 with 1 hour Lunch break (lunch not provided)

*June sessions are Full. For private weekend sessions starting July, please email us or use the form below. 

Location: Private Studio - Lynnwood, WA

You will learn:

  • How to correctly mount fabric into an embroidery frame prior to tambouring
  • How to embroider onto transparent and opaque fabrics
  • Methods of transferring designs onto fabric
  • How to work the tambour stitch using thread, and how to work the stitch in all directions
  • How to apply beads of various sizes
  • How to apply sequins, including the techniques of scaling and spotting

We recommend that you then practice your tambour for some time, to build up the speed and regularity of your stitch. 

Tambour Beading & Embroidery - Level 2 Intermediate:

Course content:

This day course will teach you the intermediate level techniques of couture tambour beading and embroidery. Students must have already completed the Tambour Embroidery & Beading Level 1 Basics, or equivalent. Space is limited to 4 students max.

Tuition: $350 (supplies included) or $425 (embroidery frame, tambour needle, & supplies included)

Date/Time: Weekend sessions from 10:00 - 4:30 with 1 hour Lunch break (lunch not provided)

*June sessions are Full. For private weekend sessions starting July, please email us or use the form below. 

Location: Private Studio - Lynnwood, WA

You will learn:

  • How to use draw-back stitch to:
    • achieve a crisp directional change.
    • make embroidered motifs.
    • make straight and curving designs and edgings.
  • Bricking Stitch - the professional way to apply bugle beads
  • Picot Stitch - this can be used as an edging or as a three-dimensional accent in a design.
  • ‘Verm’ - the skillful execution of this filling stitch is very important to give the professional finish required in couture work.
  • How to tambour beaded loop fringing.
  • The essentials of designing for tambour beading          

We recommend that you then practice these techniques for some time. You will then be ready to advance onto:

Tambour Beading & Embroidery - Level 3 Advanced:

Course content:

This 2 day course will teach you the advanced level techniques of couture tambour beading and embroidery. Students must have already completed the Tambour Embroidery & Beading Level 2 Intermediate, or equivalent. Space is limited to 4 students max.

Tuition: $700 (supplies included) or $775 (embroidery frame, tambour needle, & supplies included)

Date/Time: Weekend sessions from 10:00 - 4:30 with 1 hour Lunch break (lunch not provided)

*June sessions are Full. For private weekend sessions starting July, please email us or use the form below. 

Location: Private Studio - Lynnwood, WA

You will learn:

Day 1:

  • Using a combination of tambour stitches, how to work:
    • cutwork designs
    • applique designs
    • shadow work designs
    • scrunched sequin texture

Day 2:

  • How to work:
    • passementerie style designs using couching
    • trapunto technique
    • padding & quilting techniques
  • Aari beading

For inquires and booking for Tambour Beading & Embroidery Weekend Private Classes, please complete the form below. Once we receive your booking form we will send you an online invoice for a non-refundable deposit covering 50% of the overall tuition fee. Once we receive your deposit we will send you further course information via email. The balance of the tuition fee will be required 2 weeks before class starts.

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Video: The Big Fake Wedding Seattle

Video: The Big Fake Wedding Seattle

This year The Big Fake Wedding came to Seattle and Sovannary En Couture had been hand selected to be a featured vendor. You may be asking yourself "what in the world is a big fake wedding?" Well, it's exact that, a fake wedding to showcase what vendors in action are really like. The event took place at Metropolist, completed with dinner and drinks, an emotional vow-renewal ceremony, a dance party reception and it was a big hit!

Brooke and John met in middle school, grew together as individuals and friends, and then committed the rest of their lives to grow as a couple. Twelve years ago, they got married in the church they met at in middle school youth group. Their marriage has been an incredible journey of love, commitment, and sacrifice. We are so excited to celebrated these two at The Big Fake Wedding Seattle! 


TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN

Choosing a wedding gown is one of the most exhilarating and stressful choices a bride makes, and deciding on a custom gown raises the stakes. Fear not! Sovannary En reveals her top tips for designing the perfect custom wedding gown of your dreams.

SELF AWARENESS

The most beautiful design comes from self-awareness. It’s very important for brides to be clear on their preferences and to be aware of their body shape, no matter what size and what styles, and silhouettes will flatter them. Fit is so important, it’s one of the biggest moments in your life so the gown should reflect that.

Take a peek inside your closet. Think about what you already own that fits and flatters you and what makes you feel pretty. Your “regular” clothes can be a touchstone for finding your wedding gown; your wedding gown shouldn’t be a costume – it should be an extra-special version of you!

Keep an inspiration board of images you are drawn to. You will start seeing trends in your photos, like if you love lace or favor a trumpet silhouette.

Pursue one strong design concept, one statement, and go with it. Don’t try to cram every good idea you’ve ever had into one gown. That wouldn’t be a pretty gown!

LISTEN TO YOURSELF

In order to choose a gown that you love you must listen to yourself, not what you think everyone else will love. A big mistake is to listen to others or copy another bride just because you like her gown. Go for something a little unconventional or different and to listen to your heart and work with the designer on something special to surprise everyone on your big day.

BEGIN THE PROCESS EARLY

If you’re getting a custom wedding gown, most experts would advise you to plan 6 to 8 months out before your big day to give yourself enough time and for last minute alterations. On the other hand, it’s not impossible to get a custom wedding gown made in a short amount of time but you may have to pay extra and depending on availability of the designer. Factor that into your budget, if that’s the case.

WHO TO BRING TO BRIDAL CONSULTATION

Invite no more than two people to go with you, maybe it’s your mom, best friend, sister or mother-in-law; it’s a good time to start bonding. When a bride comes in with an entourage, and everyone has an opinion, it’s difficult for the bride to express herself. Often the bride ends up not making a decision and will come back on her own another day.

COMMUNICATION

There should be a very open dialogue between designer and client, especially when designing a custom wedding gown. Good communication leads to the best designed wedding gown.

MAKE SURE THE DESIGN PROCESS IS NOT A GUESSING GAME

When ordering a custom gown, client and designer should be on the same page before scissors touch fabric.

BE FLEXIBLE

Your designer is likely either professionally trained or has made enough dress to know what may or may not work for your dress. If you read all of their feedback, love everything they designed, and like their style, you should try to give them the overall look you want and let them add their designer touch.

WHAT TO BRING TO FITTINGS

Bring heels, strapless bra, and shapewear that you’ll be wearing on your wedding day for the perfect fit.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH SOME OF THE TERMINOLOGY

So you’ll be better equipped to converse with your designer and get the best result.