Woolgathering: Couching

Woolgathering - Couching

1. Couch Work, 2. Fuego, detalle, 3. Embroidery Couching, 4. Labyrinth – couching done, 5. Stitch sample., 6. The coils of couching, 7. Sewing String (couching), 8. couching, couching, couching, 9. 3 sampler couching detail 2

As I mentioned yesterday, I have two projects floating around in my head now – the first will be all in chain stitch, the second all couching. I just tried counching for the first time last week – fun fun fun! About halfway through my first try, I was already trying to think of a project I could do entirely in couching. It took a while, but if finally occurred to me to combine that idea with another that I’ve been mulling over since last summer-ish. The two together will be perfect match. Surfing Flickr for these pictures gave me one last idea to apply to this project, something else I’ve wanted to do for a while, so it’s now almost all planned out. I love it when a plan comes together. I really really really hope I can finish something off soon to free up a little crafting time for this one!

In the meantime, admire the lovely and interesting ways these embroiderers have played with couching in their own works!

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