Tuesday, September 17, 2013

One of the things I always look for at the Brimfield antique/flea market is a vintage tambour hooks.  In July I did spot  this beautiful agate one.   I did not buy it in July because the screw was jammed and being the practical me I couldn't buy it if I couldn't use it.   At the September show I came across the same hook but the dealer had lubricated it and loosened the screw so it was usable!!  Now I own my first antique tambour hook!!  Best of all my sweet husband bought it for me!
I finished the back of my quilt.  The velvet is more of a maroon shade.  The design is from the flower shapes in the lace panels on the front.  Some are done in Kreinik cord and the rest are done in beads.  The shapes are supposed to swoop up from bottom to top.  The purpose of the embroidered flower shapes is to hold the backing, batting and front together.
I thought ahead this time and put my name etc in one of the enlarged flower shapes.  

6 comments:

allison said...

i bought a tiny bone handled tambour hook, but the one you have their is just stunning(imagine how cool it will feel against the hand when using it!) lovely find!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Allison...thanks for the comment! Love to follow your blog but couldn't figure out how!!

Gerry Krueger said...

I'm so glad you showed the picture of the hook... I adore antique sewing tools. I always think of all the hands who lovingly used them as they works...

Stell said...

I think I have hook envy, in the nicest way. I love your work - please keep sharing ... It inspires me

Дворческих узбеков said...

It's awesome, but... How does it work? I'm puzzled :)

Shirlee Fassell said...

Elena I use a tambour hook to do most of the embroidery. On my sidebar under the labels there is a Tambour Hook video.