This is a specialist tool used for French Tambour Beading Tambour Beading is a professional hand bead embroidery technique that is performed with a fine hook (a shortened French Cornelli needle) in a holder. This French technique used to embellish couture garments for the fashion industry in Paris. The Tambour hook is used to embroider chain stitches and attach beads onto fabric that is stretched as tight as a drum over a square embroidery frame. Beads are strung onto a working spool of thread and the beading is worked from the wrong side of the fabric. Bead’s are moved up the thread with one hand and then stitched on in a crochet motion making a chain stitch after each bead. Each French Tambour hook is supplied with the needle cut down to correct size and put into the holder.