Robert Haven is a well known tambour beading instructor in the United States who is certified by Lesage, the famed embroidery
atelier in Paris. He has also earned a certificate in Hand Embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework.
Robert’s work has been showcased at the 2007 Montana World of WearableArt(tm) Awards Show in New Zealand as well as in numerous embroidery exhibitions in the US and England. A retired professor of costume technology at the University of Kentucky his theatrical career included creating costumes for the Univ of Michigan, Univ of Illinois as well as at the Old Globe theater and The Gutherie. His work runs the gamut from 1/12 scale miniature embroideries and needlework through full scale period costumes and upholstered furniture. He regularly teaches master classes in tambour beading in his Kentucky studio as well as at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Ryerson University in Toronto, Lacis in Berkley CA, and internationally in Mexico City, and at the Royal School of Needlework in London.
"I think that it is important to maintain and promote the hand needle arts and beating techniques for generations to come."