Category: Embroidery


couching - 7 days of stitches

On to the 6th day with: couching! Couching is one of the techniques that get overlooked easily. For couching a surface material is attached to the fabric with a thread. The surface material can be anything! Dried flower stems, feathers, metallic threads or wire, wooden sticks, thick/thin/loopy/fluffy yarn or simple embroidery floss. Usually, the surface material is a little bit thicker than the working thread. This way the surface material is the star of the show. If you are using stranded embroidery floss just use one or two strands less for the working thread.

How to do couching

couching - 7 days of stitches

1// Place the surface material on your fabric. If you want to make a complex structure it might be helpful to attach it before couching. Use pins or make a few stitches to hold it in place and......

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