Friday, 2 March 2018

Friday Homework for Lesson 52: Underside Couching

At first it was hard to work the Underside Couching on the orange plain weave, but then I changed to a really thick needle that made large holes in the fabric. Large enough to let the thick thread duck under the surface. After that it was easy-peasy - but time consuming.


I also worked the Aida sampler

and the Sunday Stitch School reference chart.



12 comments:

Rachel said...

Well done, it's looking good, and I'm sure you will find good uses for the stitches!

Queeniepatch said...

I have a lot of fancy thread that can be used with this stitch.

Linda Calverley said...

I've done normal couching, but I've never tried this version. I can see it will be a useful stitch to learn.

Janie said...

So a larger needle made the stitch easier, that's good to know.
And your leaf is probably thick with threads on top and bottom.
Nice.

Pamela said...

It looks great on the orange.

FlashinScissors said...

Aha! You are certainly testing the stitches. Great work on your orange piece!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Queeniepatch said...

Do give it a try!

Queeniepatch said...

A really thick needle is 'the key to my success'!

Queeniepatch said...

It makes a nice filling stitch, but boy, it takes time!

Queeniepatch said...

I used a variegated thread and got this marbled and encrusted look. A great stitch, but you need time to fill in even smaller areas!

carorose said...

That looks really good.
I have just been reading about this stitch in my new book "English Medieval Embroidery " Opus Anglicanum. They really got carried away with this stitch back then and there are wonderful images of the use of this stitch in the book. It has a lot of uses I hadn't even thought about.

Queeniepatch said...

It makes a nice Back Stitch look. One reader pointed out that it made the vestments and other garments hang better and let the wearer move more freely.