Brown Bag Luncheon: The Art of Tambour Beading with Robert Haven FinalBrown Bag Luncheon Tambour Beading 1

Thursday, Feb. 20, 12 p.m.

Kings' and queens' embroidery, 1920s flapper dresses, bridal gowns and red carpet fashions - all enhanced by the little known art of tambour beading.

Tambour beading is a hand-beading technique performed with a hook in a holder which holds a shortened French Cornelli needle, used to bead onto fabric that is stretched over a frame. Once considered a social pastime in the 1700s, tambour beading has grown into such a highly kept secret among fashion designers that there are very few people in the U.S. who can teach this technique.

Robert Haven, owner of Bead Embroidery And Design Studio in Lexington, KY is one of these few and he will discuss this centuries-old art at BCM. Bring your own lunch – let us provide the drinks, dessert and discourse! $3 for BCM members, $10 for future members. Registrations requested: or (859) 491-4003.

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