Tambour Beading for Beginners – Saturday July 30th 2016

Victorian Tambour Beading crop

Just two more weeks to sign up for my class in the beautiful, historic art form of tambour beading! The Greater Columbus Arts Council recently sent me to a special intensive study opportunity with Hand & Lock and I am excited to share some new things that I learned! Tambour is a special technique using a small […]


The history of French Beaded Flowers goes back as far as the Napoleonic era where artisans, who spent their days bead embroidering clothing of the upper class, would save the imperfect beads for use in the creation of these delicate, beaded flower sculptures. Our French Beaded Flower class is centered around the creation of a […]

Beaded Knit Lace Cowl Class at Yarn It & Dash


  There are 2 sessions that you can choose from for this class: – Wednesdays, April 8,15, & 22 from 1-3 pm  or – Saturdays, May 16, 23, & June 6th from 1-3pm Instructor: Larissa Boiwka Level – Intermediate/Seasoned Max 8 Students Class Fee $72 (includes pattern & beads) Description: Students will use Provisional Cast […]

3-D Embroidery Class – Saturday April 25, 2015


WINTER IS COMING! Actually, it is already here with a horrible vengeance! While we wait out the biting storms, why not enjoy our time indoors by learning some historic hand embroidery with a fantasy twist! Join us for a very special, day-long retreat! After spending too much time drooling over the extraordinary embroidery work that the talented artist Michele Carragher  created […]

Two Week Course in Couture Beading, July 21st-Aug 1st 2014

Tambour Student

  Fashion designer Larissa Boiwka, of the label Wilde Hunt Corsetry , will be teaching a course on Couture Beading techniques at the Columbus College of Art and Design. The class runs Monday – Friday, July 21 – Aug 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm   “Learn to produce professional quality bead work for use in […]

Or Nuè Class – Sunday November 3rd from 1-5pm


    REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. PLEASE EMAIL SALES (@) OLDE TOWNE BEAD.COM IN ORDER TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT FUTURE CLASSES.   Above is a historic example of Or Nuè, or shaded gold,  a stunning medieval embroidery technique which is rarely taught. In our workshop, we will be working a beautiful art nouveau […]

Our Tambour Beading Class at CCAD Was a Great Success!

Student with Tambour Hook

  Our class was completely filled with interested novices as well as CCAD fashion design students. I can’t wait to see how my students apply what they learned to their own work! If you missed out on the fun, don’t worry our Surface Embroidery class is coming up next! Spend a week with us playing […]

New Classes at Columbus College of Art and Design!

Love beads but don’t know what to do with them yet? No problem, I have you covered! I’ll be teaching some great classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design this summer to get you motivated and educated to create your own beaded and embroidered masterpieces. We received a lot of great feedback from […]

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