[HNW] Tambour and Passing Thread
a_velvet_claw at yahoo.com.au
Sun Jul 24 14:24:38 PDT 2011
From Dolby's Church Embroidery - Ancient and Modern, page 206
"Tambour is a gold thread precisely similar to passing but of the finest
and most delicate quality. It is also very flexible and my be easily
pulled through the material--as silk. In elaborate designs it may be
used, in preference to passing, for "streaking" and working upon silk
I understand tambour is available from Benson and Johnson, Golden
Threads and a "special gilt tambour" from Thistle Threads.
Is it worth using tambour for elaborate, fine pieces or just sticking to
some good old relatively widely available and cheaper passing thread?
And what on earth is "streaking", do you know?
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