Tambour Hoop

Tambour hoop on a stand. Tambour hoop on a stand.

A tambour hoop is a set of two circular frames on which cloth is stretched before stitching it with a tambour hook. One of the frames is slightly larger than the other. The ground material is stretched over the smaller of the two, and the larger is pressed over the cloth and (smaller) frame.

In Europe, it is normal to use a tambour hoop for stretching and tensioning the cloth (although rectangular frames are also used), while in India, Iran and parts of Asia, for example, a rectangular tambour frame is preferred.

See also the TRC Needles entries on brodeur (tambour embroidery)tambour embroidery and tambour lace.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 8th July 2016).


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