Couture Style Beadwork, 2 week workshop
Instructor: Larissa Boiwka
Dates/Times: Monday - Friday, June 10 - 21, 1 - 4 pm
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Learn to produce professional quality bead work for use in the garment industry and beyond. Students will learn traditional Old World techniques, which were used from the Belle Epoque to the Jazz Age and are still utilized by the great couture houses today. Examples of topics which will be covered are how to avoid the top mistakes made by novice garment beaders, proper needle and thread selection, how to choose appropriate beads for your fabric selection, a brief history of couture beading, french tambour beading, sequins, loom work, fringe and edging techniques, and a variety of hand-stitches. This course will include plenty of hands on practice and students will create a unique sampler of the primary garment beading techniques. These methods can then be applied to premade commercial clothing or a designer's original work.
All supplies are included in the cost of tuition. No prior knowledge necessary, but good eyesight and steady hands are helpful.