Tambour work (Crochet de Lunéville) “Paz”

26 07 2009

I am keeping no WIP photos for this project. The dark fabric makes my eyes more tired than light fabrics. After 3 attempts, I finally able to find the right fabric for tambour work. And as a beginner in tambour work, I prefer plainly woven fabrics. No tulle nor complex weaves. Threads would easily get caught in the hook.

Started July 19, 2009

Finished July 26, 2009

After 20 Hours

Beads, metallic threads, polyester sewing threads and embroidery cotton threads on blue cotton indian sari

(Spanish word for peace)

A sampler of tambour work patterns with beads and metallic threads

A sampler of tambour work patterns with beads and metallic threads

While embroidering, I decided that this will be a sampler of patterns with beads and metallic threads. There are so many ways to combine colors and sizes and other materials, including sequins and gold threads and bullions.

Here is the original drawing.

Original drawing of Offering 004

Original drawing of Offering 004

Handarbeit / Stickerei in Berlin, Deutschland.


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18 01 2010
meri

Paz is the Portuguese word for peace too…lol

Tambour work is made with the Beauvais stitch (le point de Beauvais), isn’t it?
Do you know any on-line shop (in Europe) selling the proper needle for this kind of embroidery?
Last year I bought a book about “Le point de Beauvais” and want to embroidery a paisley to recoup a scarf!

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18 01 2010
worksofhands

Hi Meri!
I guess I have to make another Paz for portuguese. lol!

I think Beauvais is the same as tambour work.
I bought my tambour hooks from ebay, in 3 sizes and a wooden handle.
there are also those used to pull “runs” on stockings. They are latched, but are as small as the large tambour hooks.
Clover also sells their own tambour hooks! with matching hoop.

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19 01 2010
meri

Thanks a lot, Vincent!

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