HNW - tambour work

Carl and/or Anne Adamczyk grania1 at
Sun Sep 20 11:42:49 PDT 1998

Good Day!

I wanted to double check to make sure and now that I am, Lacis carries
tambour handles and hooks.  They now have a secure netserver and you can
order right off their web site which is  The handle in
wood runs around $10 and the hooks (of varying sizes) about 3-4 each. 
They also have books on the subject.

I think I'll give this a try someday.  I have the instructions, but no
real reason do to it right now.  

So many projects, so little time (and money).

On Fri, 18 Sep 1998 09:55:19 -0500 (CDT) "S. Gilbert"
<sgilbert at> writes:
>Morning to the group,
>	I've received so many private e-mails asking about sources for
>information/books/supplies on tambour that I thought I'd make a 
>post.   I hope this is ok.     
>        Tambour is so quick to learn you won't believe it.  I saw an
>article in the Nov/Dec 1997 issue of PIECEWORKS magazine that 
>the basics.  The article has one nice photo of a silk scarf done in a 
>pattern and a great drawn diagram showing how to do the basic chain
>stitch.  I put down the magazine, put a piece of scrap wool in a hoop,
>grabbed a small crochet hook and some left over baby yarn and started 
>By the end of a month I had a red wool shawl with a celtic knot design
>done in charcoal wool around the edges.  It's addictive.
>        LARK BOOKS 1998 Artisan's Resource Guide carries the best (and 
>far only book I have found) devoted solely to tambour.  It's called
>TAMBOUR WORK by Yusai Fukuyama.  This is a great book that covers all
>aspects of tambour; straight embroidery, bead work, sequin work, and
>tambour lace.  They also carry a good set of tambour hooks, three
>different sizes, with a brass handle and holding screw and a carrying
>vial.  Book is $25.00 and the hooks are $15.75.  You can buy both as a 
>for $36.90.  I did and I'm very happy with both.  To get a LARK BOOKS
>catalog call 1-800-284-3388.  Usual disclaimer applies, not an 
>just a happy customer... 
>Hope this helps,
>Susan Gilbert  aka
>She Has Old Hands
>Trueblood Camp
>sgilbert at
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