Shirlee Fassell of Needle and Hook has been in Paris taking a course in lesage embroidery at Ecole Lesage. What an incredible experience! You’ll enjoy her account and the photos of her practice pieces. Go to her post.
In the new series over on MrXStitch, Sequintial Art, Claire Barrett gives us an intro to tambour beading, which entails stitching with a hook. Many couture houses use this traditional Indian technique to cover large areas quickly with beads or …
Anita of artisticfingers has put together a series of tutorials on Aari embroidery, also known as tambour work. If you’d like to know more about this technique, which uses a tiny hook to pull loops of thread to the fabric’s …
We’ve seen Creative Mind‘s tambour embroidery before. So pretty! This time, she applies it to a scrap of leather, fills the outline with sequins, and creates a stylish, blingy purse. Go to her blog post to see all the …
Shirlee Fassell of Needle and Hook has started another circle quilt using a range of gorgeous embroidery techniques. She says,
I am using a gold spotted organza layered over various colors (10 different shades) of lame. The organza mutes the loud
Susan Elliott of Plays with Needles recommends giving a listen to Susan Stamberg‘s story, At Maison Lesage: Beauty Embroidered by Hand, which aired on National Public Radio and is still available from the web site. Go to Susan’s post …
Shirlee Fassell of Needle and Hook explains a bit about using raffia in lesage. Even if you’re not into hook-embroidery techniques, you’ll enjoy the gorgeous photos of completed work. Go to her blog post.
Susan Elliott of Plays with Needles takes a look at several royal wedding ensembles of recent history, sharing delicious photos and fascinating details about the lacework, embroidery, and beading involved. Enjoy Susan’s post.
Shirlee Fassell of NEEDLEANDHOOK lets us look over her shoulder at her course practice piece for Lesage Level III. She says,
The piece is called Les Coeurs…The design is worked on silk organza. All the beads and sequins are applied