Contemporary Beadwork Class for Beginners

Learn the beautiful art form of contemporary beadwork for beginners

Couture Bead Masters

Couture Bead Masters

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6.5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $220 (or 4 payments of $55 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $185 applies if you book into a public session + days ahead)

Want to try something different this weekend and get creative at fun group activities in Canberra? Join Charlotte Appleby from Couture Bead Masters at her beginner-friendly beadwork class and get hands-on making your own personalised beaded fabric!

In this full-day class, you will learn all the techniques of contemporary beadwork using specialty sequins with a beading needle creating dimension, three-dimensional elements and ribbon work with embroidery techniques to add texture. This is popular in ready-to-wear fashion, millinery, applique and textiles.

All techniques are practised on silk organza using a rotating embroidery frame. Although you will be learning in a mixed technique group, your class is tailored specifically to your progress, so all levels are welcome to attend.

In addition to the full-day class, you will also become part of the Couture Bead Masters Community!

Whether you're looking for things to do in Canberra, or you just want to indulge yourself with a new creative hobby, Charlotte's beadwork class could be a fabulous pick for you. Not only will you get the chance to learn new skills from an expert, but you'll also leave feeling creatively fulfilled too!

Save $35 per guest, when you book + days before a class

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly experience for anyone looking to try their hand at beadwork!
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All materials are provided worth $35 pp
  • Your own beaded masterpiece to take home!
  • 12" rotating embroidery frame to loan on day
What to bring
Please make sure to bring a basic sewing kit and a 4" g clamp (Bunnings sell these clamps).
Option to buy your 12" embroidery frame on the day for $45. Available to loan on day for no charge.

Couture Bead Masters is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


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Your teacher
Couture Bead Masters
Couture Bead Masters

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Couture Bead Masters is founded by Charlotte Appleby a British Couture dress designer, trained at London College of Fashion in Handcraft and Production tailoring. I initially worked within fashion, film and theatre before setting up my own business The English Tailoress. I always had a passion for couture beading and applied it to many of my eveningwear and bridal designs. I learnt the skill in 2007 through a workshop and became hooked on the ‘Luneville’ technique. This technique is practised in the couture houses in Paris today however its origin dates to the early 1800s.

I celebrate the traditional art of couture beading and share my experience with other designers, enthusiasts and companies worldwide. I set up Couture Bead Masters to maintain these artisanal skills within the industry to keep the traditional techniques alive.

Alongside my private commission work, I educate Internationally running workshops and courses teaching specialist skills executed in my work. I also provide specialist couture supplies and online resources sharing my knowledge and continued appreciation of couture beading and embellishment.

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