HNW - reply - tambour vs chain stitch
Diane S. Sawyer
tasha_medved at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 16 09:07:31 PDT 1999
- --- "Diane S. Sawyer" <tasha_medved at yahoo.com> wrote:
> You could do regular tambour stitch between widely
> spaced beads, I suppose... and if you used a
> contrasting thread, it could look really spiffy...
> I think the intent was to make it easier to do a
> BOATLOAD (ie outlining or encrusting) of beadwork
> quickly without having to either sew them
> or couch down a string of beads, which is a pain in
> the butt.
I have another qustion about tambour -- what materials
would it be worked on, particularly for beading? I
was thinking that it would make an amazing back
pattern on a Mongol robe, but I then I thought that I
might not want to do this directly on the silk or
satin.... I suppose I could work directly on
embroidery reinforcement stuff, then applique... I
think I just answered my own question. Would it work?
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