Monday, July 11, 2011

Parent of crochet? - Week 3

Here is a needlwork techique that I found while researching. I've never heard of this before. Have you?

Research demonstrates that the ancient Chinese and Persian form of embroidery called “tambour” (which in French means "drum") probably is the most direct “parent” of crochet.  Tambouring reached Europe in the 1700’s and is a technique in which a background fabric is held taut on a frame.  This involved an underneath thread, the working stitch which was then pulled up through the fabric on a hook and drawn into another loop of the working thread that would create a chain stitch.

I think this type of "crocheting" would be more difficult than what we now call crochet. What do you think?


1 comment:

Sasha said...

I would like to see a picture of tambouring.