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Brodeur (tambour embroidery)

'Brodeur', engraved panel taken from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie (1751-1772). 'Brodeur', engraved panel taken from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie (1751-1772).

'Brodeur' is the title of a page taken from Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean le Rond d'Alembert's Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751-1772). The engraver of this particular panel is Robert Bénard (1734-1777). This panel is one of a series of two copperplate engravings dedicated to the craft of embroidery.

This illustration shows the tools of the tambour embroiderer, including the tambour hoops, the table-model frame for holding the rings, tambour hooks and a handle, and samples of chain stitches.

See also the Needle entry on a brodeur (gold thread embroidery).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 16 July 2016).

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