The actual post that got my subconscious interested in learning Tambour embroidery was from a December 2014 post by Mary Corbet. She posted a design for a Christmas tree that I love (see post here). In it were the words…”especially suitable for Tambour embroidery…” Naturally I had to follow the link about Tambour embroidery and my interest was peaked. So when I saw an early 19th century reticule that was done in tambour embroidery I had a frame of reference, and when my guild decided to reproduce that reticule I was glad for the excuse to finally learn the technique. In the lull of waiting for the materials for my reticule project to arrive I printed off the Christmas Tree design that originally interested me and stitched it with my Tambour hook. The fabric is red cotton and the thread is metallic gold machine embroidery thread.