Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Stitch 9 – Couching

Only one stitch this week but two samples for TAST with Sharon b. at Pin Tangle

These are my samples from Week 9 which is the couching stitch.

2 samples of couching
Sample 1 - Girl with Spooky Eyes.

Couching -Sample 1

Started with a sketch, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be to translate in thread.

I was going to trash this one, but in the end, it is all about learning to couch different types of threads, ribbon, etc and that I did. There's a lot wrong with it, especially the eyes which I don't know how to fix.

Sample 2 – Celtic Circle

I think this one is OK, it was tricky to do as my tracing almost disappeared altogether.

Celtic Circle

I will link up to TAST at Pin Tangle

Check out all the beautiful work going on there.

Thanks to Annet for letting me know about damp stretching, I should have figured that out as I always block my quilts, short-cuts don't always work!

Happy Stitching,



Queeniepatch said...

You have shown how different a couched embroidery can look. Both pieces are great. Love the lady's hair.

Annet said...

I like both samplers of couching. I'm glad my advice was helpfull.