Brodeur Bear

Something I did for a bit of a change

While sorting out my stock grabbed some pearls and stuff I have kicking about and started making something hopefully similar to the sublime illuminated saintly remains in Germany. Gold thread to fake wirework next and rays of golden bugle beads….

Finished :)

Finished :)

Finished :)

Finished :)

Posh photos of the finished beading… The fill is torture….

Reverse

Reverse

Current embroidery doodle

What books did you find useful? I already have Tambour Work by Yusai Fukuyama and La broderie de Luneville. Any other ones?

The tambour book you have has all the correct information in it, personally I learned more about doing it from getting a really good look at the stuff from the fifties and sixties and trying to get the same kind of mixture, and mixing techniques and things.

where do you get your tools from? frame, point de beauvais needle etc?

I have found the nicest ones on the www.brodely.com site, they’re not the cheapest but the most diverse and excellent quality. The needles are called tambour hooks, lacis sell them and the basic holder. The frames are hard to find in any kind of decent size for dressmaking purposes but they’re called slate frames, I have someone make mine for me and it’s not expensive, any carpenter can make one for you easily. Feel free to stay in touch if you need any more info :))

I am in love with your work! My question is: What sites do you recommend for large amounts of glass beads (seed, bugle)? I am currently in the design process for a ballgown but afraid my ideas will be too expensive to implement. I am particularly interested in gold and metallics. Thanks so much!

Hey there, did I reply to this? Sorry I am not so good with this thing!

Beetles!

They’re so fascinatingly beeeeaaaaaautiful….!