Tambour Lace

Example of tambour lace. Example of tambour lace.

Tambour lace is a form of embroidered net, and is made by stretching a fine net over a frame and then working the design in a chain stitch using a fine hook (tambour hook).

The hook reaches through the net and draws the thread through the net. This type of work is also known as Point de Beauvais. The word tambour is derived from the circular frame on which the material is stretched. It comes from the French word tambour, meaning a drum. Tambour lace was imitated by the Bonnaz machine from the late 1890's onwards.

See also the TRC Needles entries on Ayrshire whitework; Brussels lace; Coggeshall lace; Lier lace.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1988). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd., p. 168.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6th July 2016).


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