Susan Elliott of Plays with Needles lets us peek over her shoulder as she takes a tambour-beading masterclass from expert Bob Haven. I see real similarities to needlepunch in this technique. Except…tambour beading looks a lot harder. Thank you, Susan, for letting us share a bit of this awesome experience. See Susan’s post.

By Denise Felton


3 Comments so far

  1. June (planetjune) on June 16, 2010 12:58 pm

    How have I not heard of this before?! It’s like a cross between my two favourite techniques: crochet and punchneedle! Now, I wonder where I can get a tambour hook from – I sense this is a craft I must try. Thank you so much for posting this, Denise!

  2. Suzani = tambour work · Needlework News @ CraftGossip on August 30, 2010 1:20 pm

    [...] embroidery showing up on Etsy has the look of chain stitches but is created with a tambour hook. (The technique Susan Elliott told us about in June.) Christine explains how to tell the difference between embroidered chain stitches and tambour [...]

  3. Doris on August 31, 2010 8:09 am

    Bellisimo bordado, no conocia esa tecnica con la aguja con gancho. Muchas gracias.
    :) :) :)

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