Learn the Basics of Tambour BeadingLearn how to make a beading frame and stretch fabric onto it, and how to work a basic stitch-the chain.
Author Jan Bryant explains the basics of Tambour beading (beading on fabric with a pointed hook).
Click on PDF link here or below to learn how to make a beading frame and stretch fabric onto it, and how to work a basic stitch, the chain stitch. You can practice beading and how to create knots for the beginning and end on a piece of polyester chiffon that is stretched onto a homemade frame. And when you’re satisfied with your level of skill, you’ll be ready to try your hand at creating a beaded garment.
For tambour beading, you work the chain stitches with your hook on the wrong side of the work, anchoring the threaded beads on the right side. The advantage of tambour beading versus beading with a regular needle is that although it takes some time to master the hand motions, once these are learned, the beading proceeds much more quickly. The chain stitch is a locking stitch, which holds each bead firmly in place.
With some practice you will be creating beaded garments too.
From Threads #44