A NEW SORT OF EMBROIDERY: The Art of Tambour Embroidery in the 18th Century
Believed to be the descendent of Aari work, tambour embroidery (named after the drum-like frame on which it is worked) was made popular in the eighteenth century where it became not only a European industry, but also a genteel hobby practiced by those of a certain social echelon. Students will not only learn the basic tambour stitch, but will apply their learning as they tambour a reproduction of an original early 19th century tamboured cap from a private collection.
In this workshop participants will:
- Discuss the chronology, evolution, and distinguishing features of tambour embroidery.
- Practice proper technique for the basic tambour chain stitch.
- Tambour a replica of an extant early 19th century cap.
- Assemble the replica cap.
This course is divided into three units which will be released every week. One hour Q&A sessions are scheduled at the end of each week of instruction (at 4pm EST).
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