HNW - tambour vs chain stitch

Donna Kenton kenton at
Wed Sep 15 09:02:03 PDT 1999

If the chain stitch were done expertly enough, no.  

Think of exactly where the thread is going.  You're making a loop by hand
in chain stitch, which is exactly the same loop you'd be pulling up with
the tambour hook.

The only way to tell would be to see if the needle is going exactly through
the same hole in the fabric with the same tension, both on the "up" stitch
and the "down" stitch.  

If the needle misses, it can't be tambour work.


At 01:11 AM 9/15/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>For those who have done both, once worked is it possible to distinguish
>tambour from chain stitch (either front or back)?
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