Robert Haven is a costume technologist, Associate Professor of Costume Technology at the University of Kentucky. His website is rich in photographs and descriptions of his work. Robert recently read my earlier post on tambour beading, and introduced himself in the comments. He has studied with the granddaughter of a Puerto Rican tambour embroiderer, and has taken sabbatical to learn at Lesage in Paris, and the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. Next summer, he is teaching a class in Haute Couture French embroidery – thread, beads, and sequins! – in Lexington. Someone go and report back!