Here are pictures from a french book in order to help to understand the basic chain stich in tambour work. First of all, you have to strech...
the tools of the trade, the dark one from Brodely.com, the light one from lacis.com, i've heard that people prefer the brodely hooks/handles
Brodely Tambour Hooks, plus supplies
Ecole Lesage Paris - Formations
Resultado de imagen para lesage embroidery