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Make sure that your bridal gown remains as lovely as you remember on your wedding day. Sequin and bead embroidery with the French tambour beading technique is a worthy investment for any wedding gown.
Why Couture Beading Is Better
Beads and sequins that are embroidered with a special needle in the tambour technique have a longer life than glitz applied with hot glue or heat transfer. Take this into consideration while shopping for your gown.
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Tambour beading is an old technique that is still used in many couture Chanel garments. I understand that 75 year old women living in the French countryside use tambour embroidery to make Chanel’s designs.
Sequins, beads and crystals applied with glue or heat can rub-off much too easily.
I recently purchased a casual top with a crystal design. Some of the crystals came-off when I removed the size tag taped on the front of the garment. It was a gift for someone very special and I was so disappointed that some of the crystals came-off before I could present the gift.
Special Dresses Deserve Special Embroidery
Robert Haven is a specialist in theatre costumes and a professor at the University Kentucky. He loves tambour. He demonstrates the tambour technique on this video:
Embroidery with the tambour beading technique can help make sure that your wedding gown remains your treasured keepsake with no missing bling.