Haute Couture Beading Course for Beginners - Sydney Short Courses

Haute Couture Beading Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn haute couture beading & embellishment with our textile and fashion courses in Sydney!

Our two-day Haute Couture Beading & Embellishment course in Sydney gives an in-depth approach to Tambour Beading, and Couture Embellishments practised in the Couture houses of Paris today. The first day of this course will cover the Tambour Beading technique using silk organza, seed beads and bugle beads to cover the basic chain stitch and vermicelli design. The second day will cover Couture Embellishments including ribbon-work, 3D beadwork and flowers. The class is specifically designed to assist learners of all skill levels.
Note: Your course fee includes ongoing access an online course valued at $400 as well as the actual Face-to-Face learning.  

Learning outcomes

By the end of this haute couture beading course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the foundation techniques of the couture beading by using standard industry tools and supplies;
  • Identify the differences between beads and sequins and the quality required for couture beading;
  • Select and deploy appropriate tools for use with different threads and fabrics.
  • Complete a vermicelli pattern (cornelli) using the Ari technique.
  • Complete a small sample of all the fundamental foundational methods.

Course content

What will be covered in this haute couture beading course?

Day 1

  • Understand specialist supplies required for couture beadings such as the variety of beads and sequins and the way fil a gant thread is made in France
  • Learn how to create a solid framework ready for beading using silk organza on a rotating frame
  • Focus is on the basic chain stitch using a tambour hook correctly set up for silk organza
  • Learn how to secure a starting and finishing knot and change direction
  • Seed beads, cut beads, and bugle beads are used to start tambour beading with a variety of threads

Day 2

  • Further develop the tambour beading technique by working with flat and cup sequins before creating the vermicelli pattern using the Ari technique
  • Further methods are combined to the couture beading with a beading needle to create contemporary beadwork including ribbon work, 3D beadwork and flowers. These are all applied to a mini sample at the end of the day.

Intended audience

Who is this haute couture beading course for?

This course is for:

  • Anyone who has an interest in fashion design, textiles and haute couture
  • Anyone who attended a sewing essentials course, or a fashion illustration course at the College
  • Anyone interested in developing a fashion label

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A basic sewing kit

Materials provided

  • Couture beading thread
  • Silk organza
  • Beads
  • Sequins
  • Ribbons
  • Bugle beads,
  • Seed & cut beads

Optional: Please note that for the course duration you will be able to use the following materials: tambour hook, needle and frame. If you wish to take these materials home, you may purchase them for $65 from your tutor.

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Charlotte is a British couture dress designer and founder of Couture Bead Masters. She trained at the London College of Fashion in Handcraft and Production tailoring.  Charlotte initially worked...

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Haute Couture Beading Course for Beginners

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<p>Learn haute couture beading &amp; embellishment with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/textiles-fashion">textile and fashion courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Our

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$399 $339 Limited inc GST / $0 / $319.20 / $359.10 / $359.11
Enrol early to avoid disappointment. All classes have limited spaces.
Haute Couture Beading Course for Beginners

<p>Learn haute couture beading &amp; embellishment with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/textiles-fashion">textile and fashion courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Our

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$399 $339 Limited inc GST / $0 / $319.20 / $359.10 / $359.11
Enrol early to avoid disappointment. All classes have limited spaces.
Haute Couture Beading Course for Beginners

<p>Learn haute couture beading &amp; embellishment with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/textiles-fashion">textile and fashion courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Our

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$399 $339 Limited inc GST / $0 / $319.20 / $359.10 / $359.11
Enrol early to avoid disappointment. All classes have limited spaces.

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