Surface Design Techniques on Clutch Purses On Demand Web Seminar

Create a custom clutch to accessorize your wardrobe for all those special occasions.
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Can’t find the perfect bag to compliment your favorite dress? Join sewing enthusiast Bob Haven for his live online seminar, Surface Design Techniques on Clutch Purses. In no time, you’ll be on your way to creating a custom clutch to accessorize your wardrobe for all those special occasions. All you need is a small piece of fabric and lining, some interfacings, a metal purse frame, and a bit of imagination. Creating a personalized clutch can be as simple as plain elegant fabric or as embellished with dazzling beads, sequins, threads, feathers, fur and rhinestones—whatever suits your fancy! The construction process is the same and the assembly can be done in an afternoon.

This webinar will guide you through the construction process to create a one of a kind purse for that special ensemble or occasion. It will also provide inspiration for how to make a truly one of a kind piece or a bridal heirloom

About the Author

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."


SKU: EP7933

Author/Speaker/Editor: Robert Haven

Format: OnDemand Webinar