A tambour hook or tambour tool is used for bead embroidery (also called French embroidery beading) as well as decorative chain stitch embroidery called tambour work. It has a small, bent tip similar to a crochet hook or rug hooking tool.
What is the use of embroidery hook?
The hook catches the thread on the backside of the fabric, pulling it to the front side to create loops or attach beads or sequins. Many different types of ethnic embroidery styles use a tambour hook. These include Central Asian embroidery known as Suzani embroidery, to other parts of Asia and Europe.
What is a crochet hook called?
Crochet needles, sometimes called Shepherds’ hooks, are made of steel, ivory, or box-wood.
What size beads for bead crochet?
For any pattern work in bead crochet where you have to count the beads, a short big eye needle or a twisted wire needle works well with seed beads in size 11o and larger.
What thread do you use for crochet beads?
Silkon® Bonded nylon thread works well for crochet. Most beads string well onto this thread, which is a synthetic material that drapes and knots like silk, but resists fraying and has incredible strength. The ends can be seared to prevent unraveling.