Beautiful embroidery work by Hand and Lock for Mary Katranzou
Last Thursday and Friday, I took a tambour beading class hosted by Hand and Lock, a 250 year old British embroidery house. Hand and Lock has developed couture beading for the Royal Family, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy and many more. The class was taught by Janika Magi, who was fabulous and talented and endlessly patient with my mediocre-at-best beading skills.
These are the tools- Guterman thread (it's the best!), a tiny scissors, and the tambour embroidery hook. The screw must line up with the ridge in the needle at all times!
And here's a little video of Victoria from Victoria Sdoukos Couture demonstrating the all important chain stitch.