My sequins FINALLY arrived today from MJ Trim — I decided to buy some of their plastic sequins in black and oyster white. I realized that the color was the most important thing, and yes they’re not made of the right material, but this outfit is all about the contrast of black/white. Unfortunately I had them accidentally shipped to my old address, so they had to get returned and then re-shipped to me… but they didn’t charge me for the second shipping, which was great!
So now I need to do some experimenting with how to sew them on (luckily I’ve got 18th Century Embroidery Techniques to help), but first I need to get a frame. I was thinking about a tambour frame from Lacis, but then do I need something big enough to fit the entire pattern piece? If it’s smaller than the pattern piece, then I’ll have to move the fabric around, with some of the spangles ending up in the frame, which seems like a potentially bad idea (could scratch or break the spangles). Any suggestions for a size/type/supplier of embroidery frames?