HNW - reply - tambour vs chain stitch
kenton at neaccess.net
Wed Sep 15 11:55:39 PDT 1999
Gee, when I do tambour, I'm pretty sure there's only one thread that shows
on the bottom. It's been a while, though, so I might be wrong.
You have one thread as a tail that sorta stays behind. The other half is
the working thread, where you pull up the loop.
I'll have to double check.
At 11:42 AM 9/15/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>It is easy to distinguish tambour work from chain stitch when you look at
>the back of the work. Since chain stitch is worked with the thread on the
>top of the fabric and the thread is drawn completely through the fabric
>with each stitch, the only thing that shows on the bottom is a single
>stitch that looks like a running stitch. Tambour work, because it is done
>with the thread on the underside, looping up to the top, has two threads
>that show on the bottom of the work. Another way to think of tambour work
>is as a basic crochet stitch done with a piece of fabric in the middle --
>anybody out there want to speculate about a connection between tambour and
>Kira (sca Constance
>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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