Christmas & Tambour Embroidery Class / Deluxe Embroidery Kit by Ecole Saint Clare

Create your own embroidery from home with a bundle of two elegant kits. £99 £110.60 (Save £11)

The Experience

The art of embroidery has been highly regarded as one of the most beautiful decorative arts, embellishing fabric to create exquisite designs and patterns, you can create your own from the comfort of your home with École Saint Clare's best selling embroidery bundle. Each bundle contains elegant designs chosen for their unique beauty. 

Tambour Beading Level 1 Class

Join Stephanie Bonneau from Ecole Saint Clare for this Online class: Tambour Beading Level 1. You will be learning the foundations of Tambour Beading including the chain stitch, stitching fine beads and bugles and stitching the sequins “en rivière”. You will also learn how to create exquisite flower. Stephanie will take you to step by step to learn the main techniques and will give you extra tips on the technique. Start to learn this amazing technique with this online class.

Tambour beading embroidery consists of embroidering fine beads and sequins with a hook to create a chain stitch. The main technique is widely used in Paris Fashion Houses such as Chanel and Dior. Ecole Saint Clare, with Stephanie Bonneau, is taking this popular class online to be accessible to everyone. 

Receive step-by-step videos, materials and equipment, and PDF resources. Interactive social media groups discuss questions and allow you to share your experience and inspirations. The course is accessible for 12 months from the date of purchase.

You will need the additional equipment for this course, including:

  • A 10 or 12 inch seated frame (with a stand or clips to use both hands)
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Pins
  • Ruler 

This experience has an additional offer which includes a Silk Shading kit and a Goldwork pad. 

Deluxe Embroidery Kit

The first kit is inspired by the traditional English rose. This elegant piece contains some of the fundamental goldwork techniques that those who have worked in embroidery will be aware of. The final piece will be approximately 6.5cm x 5cm. Creating depth by adding intricate gold pearl purl, then moving to add shade which will bring highlights to the design which will contrast with the background. This design has an option for a white or a black satin duchess fabric. 

The first kit includes:

  • Detailed instructions 
  • Gilt pearl purl
  • Gilt bright check gurl
  • Anis green smooth purl 
  • Beeswax
  • Different sized needles
  • White single duchess satin fabric (with the artwork already drawn on)
  • Yellow Gutermann bobbin thread

The second kit's design is a buttonhole rose. This charming design reveals a flower with pink petals and carefully applied Bicone crystals to create the illusion of shimmering droplets which glisten in the light. The final piece will be approximately 9cm x 6cm. 

The second kit includes:

  • White duchess satin 
  • Different colours of silk thread
  • Swarvoski crystals 
  • Glass beads
  • White Gutermann thread 
  • Needles

Both kits are aimed towards someone who has knowledge of embroidery, not necessary goldwork: but wishes to enhance their knowledge of the techniques. 

This bundle also includes a Silk Shading Kit worth £47.50 and a Goldwork pad worth £12.50.

Allow us to Introduce you to... École Saint Clare

Atelier Saint Clare is based in Cheshire, England. Founded by French embroidery artist and expert tutor Stephanie Bonneau, who throughout her career has worked with several distinguished embroidery houses in Paris such as Atelier Lesage, Atelier Cecil Henry & Atelier Hurel. In her work with hand embroidery and tambour beading she has created various collections with Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino and Armani. 

After moving to London, Stephanie worked at the prominent embroidery atelier Hand & Lock. She has worked on various prestigious projects such as The Queen's Diamond Jubilee & The 2012 London Olympic Games, alongside this also continuing her work with designers like Swarovski, Stella McCartney and Burberry.

Through all these incredible projects, Stephanie wanted to transfer her knowledge and expertise into a school, enabling beginners and lovers of embroidery to hone their skills: and so became École Saint Clare Embroidery School. 

Why We Love École Saint Clare

There is no denying the therapeutic nature that crafting has upon us. Being constantly connected to the digital world sometimes makes us lose our appreciation for the physical arts; the feeling of wet paint across our fingers tips, the distinctive markings on led across our palms and the soft thread sewn into the fabric.

École Saint Clare enables students to engage in that calmness. By creating classes online it means you can create comfortably at home, maybe curled up on the couch or in your studio. Wherever you are, and no matter how much of a novice you are, these classes are here for you to learn and feel settled. 

These best selling deluxe embroidery kits are ideal for a passionate embroiderer or even someone trying it out as a hobby. The beautifully presented gift box is an exciting unboxing experience and also a fun way to spend an evening. Each design has been chosen for its distinctly classic look and overall beauty by École Saint Clare, so you know you are receiving a well-curated gift.