What is tambour beading?

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 sequins–as this Givenchy creation shows. Check out the post.


  1. Kathryn Peel says

    Where can I buy the Tamour Tool and spare needles? I’m in Australia, the only place I have found is the findingking in Arizona USA and they won’t send an invoice with combined purchases, or respond to the request via email, so I can’t get them, ebay declared me as an unpaid account. Where else can I get some, please!!!!!
    Thanks, Kathryn

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