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Tambour work [May. 28th, 2010|05:03 pm]
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I have ben desperate, very desperate with my tambour work. I cant use my chinese silk threads for this because the threads are untwisted, and my tambour hook catches the fillaments in the silk. Therefore i had to deside to use cotton thread in stead. I am very sorry about this, but i have not the time to order home twisted silk threads, ill have to use the cotton threads wich are available everywhere.
Also it has taken me quite a lot of praktising in the tambour work, to get the right twist and turn to the working procces, but suddently i had learned, and now its so easy for me:-)
For manny years i had tryed to do it, but it seemed that i was not patience enough, this time, because i had to learn it, i did.

This is just a small motif, the pattern is taken from Inspirations issue 55 wich has a projekt with tambour work.
Now i have learned, i cant help thinking about all the wonderfull things i can do with it, for instance for neckerchiefs made in white cotton voille, sleave ruffles, neck ruffles and the like...................
Now i have a holliday from today, and on wednesday i travel to Portugal for 10 days wich is wonderfull.
I dont give a damn about the lousy weather here in Denmark, Portugal is hopefully warmer and sunnyer!

From: happybat
2010-05-28 03:09 pm (UTC)
"this time, because i had to learn it, i did"

Isn't it amazing how often it works like that? Congratulations on what looks like a wonderful new technique.
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[User Picture]From: tailordrews
2010-05-28 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thankyou you are so kind! Yes i am very happy about this!
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[User Picture]From: joysdaughter
2010-05-28 03:14 pm (UTC)
That's my next learning/task too. I have a voile fichu to embroider, and I have all the bits, but no time at the moment, till I have finished the currewnt job. Well done you for learning.
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[User Picture]From: tailordrews
2010-05-28 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thankyou, and you two! I am sure you will love it, because its speedyer than chain stitching!
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-28 03:18 pm (UTC)
Looks wonderful as always Bjarne.

Do you have 18th Century Embroidery Techniques by Gail Marsh? Is has a wonderful chapter on tambour embroidery. If you don't you are welcome to borrow my copy.

Tania from sunny cold Farum
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[User Picture]From: tania_gru
2010-05-28 03:19 pm (UTC)


Sorry about that, did not notice I was not logged on
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[User Picture]From: tailordrews
2010-05-28 03:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Tambour

Nothing happened, so its all well. Thankyou Tania, i do have the book, and i have read all i can about it, Wonderfull book!
Happy weekend!
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[User Picture]From: redbraids
2010-05-28 03:23 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! I have tried and tried to get my tambour to work but I just can't make it out. I wish I knew someone local who could show me. I can;t seem to make the loops stay where they should.
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[User Picture]From: bwliadain
2010-05-28 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's pretty! Is it enjoyable to do, now that you have the technique?

And hope you have a wonderful time on holiday!
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[User Picture]From: mala_14
2010-05-28 07:32 pm (UTC)
Tambour is so much fun once you get the hang of it. It's so relaxing. Congrats on the new skill to add to your already amazing repertoire.
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[User Picture]From: basje
2010-05-29 07:04 am (UTC)
It looks wonderful! Enjoy Portugal! :)
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[User Picture]From: padawansguide
2010-06-01 03:43 am (UTC)
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From: bibblebucket
2010-06-01 02:33 pm (UTC)
On you problem of silk threads i dont know if this will help.
I use a company in England called the Silk Mill. They are a good price and i normally get what i order within 5 days.
here's there web address:
hope this is of some help to you
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