12/17/06

Embroidered Chain Stitch

Embroidered Chain Stitch,which is commonly known as the Tambour Stitch is worked with a needle or a tambour hook. The needle method involves bringing the needle from back to front, pulling thread completely through and then inserting the needle from front to back through the same hole. The Tambour Hook, which is a fine hook and similar to the crochet hook involves putting the hook through the fabric then picking up the thread and turning the hook 90 degrees and pulling up through the fabric to the surface. The hook is then turned back 90 degrees to the starting point.

Well after finishing a hat and scarf set... I wanted to try my hand at embellishing. Well, I didn't want to work with a needle and didn't have a Tambour hook at hand... so I picked from my assortment of crochet hooks and settled on a E4 hook... after a lil practicing, I figured something very simple would have to do to avoid messing up the project. Well, here you have it.. a hat and scarf set worked up in single crochet and half double crochet and then using a contrasting color and single crocheted over the surface. Now.. if I could figure out how to make something other than lines.... stay tuned.

5 comments:

Deneen said...

Interesting-I never heard of the Tambour stitch.

Madelyn said...

Oh jeez, another complicated project. I'm getting a real education visiting here *g* Great set though! Is it a Xmas gift?

del said...

Wow, how creative! Great job!

jae said...

GO for it gurl...throw passion to the wind and cast on!

Anna said...

That is the cutest hat and scarf set. Love the mid-riff baringn crochet top! :-D