Sunday, 3 April 2011

Royal Dress Maker

On Wednesday evening I went to my local Embroidery Guild meeting.
Mrs Peggy Umpelby talked, shared and showed us some of
her amazing tambour beaded samples and work.
She has been part of the royal dressmaking team for over forty years
and has a personal Royal Warrant for her work.
"Mrs Peggy" as she is known by many works with designers such as
The Emanual's, Hardy Amies and Catherine Walker
to mention a few, producing amazing beaded creations,
which many of us have seen
in press photographs.
Mrs. Peggy uses a tambour needle which looks as fine and is as
sharp as a fish hook.
Mrs Peggy demonstrated her technique on a piece of lace
( a sample left over from Diana's dress!)
with 4mm Pearl sequins!!!
She told us about her favourite pieces and some of the
stories behind them.
We were able to touch and admire her beading close up,
See more photographs in The Queen's Dressmaker
Visit our Guild website for more information

Watch this amazing video for an insight to the work.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what an interesting lady to talk to and see her work. I recently saw an outfit that was created for Elvis. It was the one with the Eagle on the cape. The man who modeled it was much smaller than Elvis, but it was stunning. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.