HNW - reply - tambour vs chain stitch

pat fee lcatherinemc at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 16 09:52:15 PDT 1999


Thank you is ther a date for this sort of work?  Where can i get instruction 
in do this, and supplies ie the hook?
Morganuse.


>From: Donna Kenton <kenton at neaccess.net>
>Reply-To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
>To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
>Subject: Re: HNW - reply - tambour vs chain stitch
>Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 06:51:29 -0400
>
>You take this little dingus which looks for all the world like the littlest
>crochet hook you have ever seen.  Most frequently mounted in a wooden or
>plastic handle.  Hooks come in various sizes.
>
>The fabric is (usually) stretched taut on a hoop, with the design drawn on
>it.  Used to be called a tambour drum.
>
>You hold the thread under the fabric.  You hold the tambour hook on top.
>
>And then you put the hook through the fabric, pull up the thread, so you've
>got a loop.  From there, you're basically working a crocheted chain stitch
>all along the design on your fabric.
>
>This is absolutely wonderful for applying serious quantities of beads.  In
>that case, you're working the opposite way.  The top would be the
>underpart, where the thread with the beads is.  The part you're actually
>working, where you can see the chain stitch, is the underside.
>
>Caveat:  This is a chain stitch and must be well secured.  Otherwise, you
>could lose the whole thing.
>
>Donna/Rosalind
>
>
>
>At 05:28 PM 9/15/1999 PDT, you wrote:
> >Excuseme, but could someone please explain what Tambor work is?
> >
> >Thanks
> >Moeganuse
> >
> >
> >>From: Donna Kenton <kenton at neaccess.net>
> >>Reply-To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
> >>To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
> >>Subject: Re: HNW - reply - tambour vs chain stitch
> >>Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 14:55:39 -0400
> >>
> >>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.
> >>
> >>Donna/Rosalind
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>At 11:42 AM 9/15/1999 -0700, you wrote:
> >> >Hi Charlene,
> >> >
> >> >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
> >> >crochet?
> >> >
> >> >Kira (sca Constance
> >> >
> >> >For those who have done both, once worked is it possible to 
>distinguish
> >> >tambour from chain stitch (either front or back)?
> >> >
> >> >--Charlene
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
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