Classes / Shows

Haute Couture Beadwork and Embroidery

Ever wanted to learn the art of Parisian Haute Couture Embroidery and Beadwork!?  Now is your chance!  I am currently taking students to learn this age-old technique usually seen on the Parisian Runways.  This is a beginner’s class to learn the basic stitches and create a beautiful embroidered sample fabric.

Luneville (or Tambour embroidery as it is called in the US) is a hand embroidery technique that uses a small crochet-like hook to work stitches one at a time on the underside of a piece of fabric that has been stretched across a frame.  In this three day class, you will learn the basic Luneville stitches using the Luneville hook tool.  The first day will be spent stretching the fabric in the fame, learning about Haute Couture embroidery and trying the basic stitches.  The second day will be spent learning more stitches that include stitching with beads and sequins.  The third day will be for finishing your sample fabric and learning some 3D stitches.  All materials for the class are included in the price.  Materials include organza, Swarovski crystals, metallic threads, sequins, charlotte beads.  The Luneville hook and fame are also included in the class price.

After living in Paris, France for 5 years, and completing an apprenticeship where I earned a certificate in Professional Haute Couture Embroidery and Beadwork at Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel), I have created this class to teach the embroidery technique that is used to create beautiful beaded and embroidered fabrics. Couture embroidery is seen all over the Parisian runways and I have translated what is usually seen on designs for Chanel, and Dior and will be teaching you to create your own beautiful, couture wearable fabrics.

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a new technique. Those who have taken this class in the past include dressmakers, students, hobbiests, jewelry designers, bridal designers, and costume designers.

Tambour Embroidery

Embroidery seen on the runways of Paris!

To register for a class session, please send an email to with your name and phone number.  Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding the classes. If you are part of a guild, bead society, or sewing group and would like to arrange classes please email me with your information.

Introduction to Luneville Embroidery Class Dates:

If you are interested in any of the areas, please email me to reserve a spot as classes fill up quickly!

Orlando, FL Class Date: February 1- 3, 2019
Asheville, NC Class Date:  February 22- 24, 2019 – SOLD OUT!
Orlando, FL Class Date: March 1 – 3, 2019
Asheville, NC Class Date: March 22 – 24, 2019 – SOLD OUT!
Asheville, NC Class Date: April 26 – 28, 2019
Austin, TX Class Date: May 17 – 19, 2019
Toronto, Canada Class Date: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Denver, CO Class Date: TO BE ANNOUNCED

The classes consist of 3 days of instruction – 5 hour classes. Total of 15 hours. Classes are held each day from 11am – 4pm and include a 30 minute lunch break.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required when booking the class and the rest is due on the first day of class. Please send an email to if you wish to book a class, or if you have any questions.

Cost of the class $500 This includes 15 hours of lessons, all supplies including sequins, threads, beads, Swarovski crystals, and fabric. The price of the class also includes a professional embroidery frame and Luneville/ Tambour hook. This is over $100 work of supplies all included in the price of the class!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn a technique rarely taught outside of Paris!


Tambour embroidery

Creating couture embroidery


Luneville Hook

Luneville Hook

Embroidery Frame

Embroidery Frame

An example of Luneville Embroidery!

An example of Luneville Embroidery!

An example of Luneville Embroidery!

An example of Luneville Embroidery!

Tambour embroidery

A peek at the class project!


*Please be aware that I do require a minimum of students to run a class. If I do not receive the minimum required the class will be canceled, and all deposits will be returned.


7 Comments on “Classes / Shows”

  1. Theresa Hodges January 25, 2019 at 5:22 am #

    I am interested in your Asheville class. Where will it be held?

    • glimpsecreations January 25, 2019 at 11:04 am #

      Hi Teresa! Thank you for your interest in my class. It will be held in my home studio located in East Asheville. If you would like to sign up for the class or if you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email at

  2. Cheryl Lewis February 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm #

    I’m planning to attend the May Class in Austin.


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