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Haute Couture Embroidery - Part 2 & 3

Haute Couture Embroidery - Part 2 & 3

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Elisabeth Roulleau


This intensive two-week course will give you a chance to immerse yourself into the secret world of Haute Couture embroidery, building on the techniques that you learnt in the Haute Couture Embroidery - Part 1 course.  

You will be expanding on your skills with the frame and the hook, the "crochet de Lunéville".  Learning techniques practiced in the leading fashion houses of Paris.

Topics covered

  • Working with a non-transparent silk fabric
  • Vermicelle work with small paillettes
  • Point riche on silk organza
  • Create volume with felt
  • Combining paillettes and beads 
  • Passementerie  - ( trimming with tassels, braid, and fringing) please do not write this
  • Folded leather
  • Point de Boulogne  - chenille thread covered with gold thread

Course outcomes
You will put the above techniques into practice whilst working on a design of a mirrored flower. The resulting piece can be added to your portfolio to illustrate the techniques learned. 

Course level



All materials are provided and include the student bringing back the frame, the crochet de Lunéville and white stripes to tight the fabric on the frame from the first course.

Throughout the course you will work with professional tools - with a crochet de Lunéville (hook) and a tambour frame

Entry requirements: This course is only open to students who have attended our Haute Couture Embroidery - Part 1 course.

Follow up course: Haute Couture Embroidery - Part 4 & 5

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Elisabeth Roulleau went to the Lesage School in Paris where she studied haute couture and decorative embroidery. She is a teacher in France where she has her own atelier, and she has worked for the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, Mulhouse, Esmod International, Parsons School of Design and Institut Français de la Mode. She has created several embroideries for Dior, Chanel and Azzaro, and she was invited by Hermès to make prototypes for the famous Carré de Soie.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • The frame
  • Hook “Crochet de Luneville” (You will have this from the previous course)
  • The “tirettes” or serge pins (You will have this from the previous course)
  • You should have this equipment from the part one course
  • Scissors
  • Paper and pencil for taking notes

All other course materials will be provided

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.