HNW - reply - tambour vs chain stitch

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at
Wed Sep 15 13:09:11 PDT 1999

>anybody out there want to speculate about a connection between tambour and 

I already did a day or two ago, in a thread about how old the technique of
crochet really was.  Tambour 'disappears' at about the same time as crochet
books and examples appear, in the 1840's.  I sometimes call crochet
"tambour en aria" to make this point. 

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