Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 70: Puffy Couching

Couching down thread is a technique rather than a stitch, but there are different ways to do it.
Today we are looking at something called Puffy Couching, a method I found in A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2.
Updated: French name: Couchure fantaisie "puffy"

You need either some thick woolen yarn or a hank of threads, folded in half and anchored down.

You then start couching with tight stitches.

Then lift up the hank of threads with the needle before you make the next couching stitch.

Continue until you have a bumpy line of couching.
You can vary the height and length of each bump, or keep them even.


Homework:
This might be a challenge on the Aida, but do your best.

13 comments:

  1. How do you come up with all these unusual stitches!? It looks like a very pretty stitch.

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    1. Ha, ha! I started this Sunday Stitch School project because I wanted to make use of my many embroidery books and stitch dictionaries. I have found most stitches in them, or on Pinterest, or on other blogs. There are so many stitches out there. Yes, it is a nice stitch, isn't it?

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  2. Interesting! I look forward to seeing what you do with this one!

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    1. Apart from what I can do on the scribble cloth, I think this could be good for the hair on a stumpwork portrait.

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  3. This allows you to vary the texture of your line quite considerably, by changing the amount of "puff" or the length of the spaces. Or both!

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    1. I think this is a very useful stitch for plants, worms or insects. In the A-Z2 dictionary they used it for the body of a dragonfly.

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  4. Another one that I haven't tried. It reminds me of a caterpillar.

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    1. Various threads will give various results, but also the tension and how close you put the couching stitches.
      Personally I love the look of it.

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  5. I like it very much and your ideas too. Maybe even waves could be made.

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  6. I like your puffy couching stitch, what fun.
    I also look forward to seeing how you'll use it.

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  7. j'ai trouvé dans un seul livre le nom de ce point en français :
    - Couchure fantaisie "puffy"
    Voilà,
    Mattia

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    1. I found in a single book the name of this point in French:
      - Fantasy couch "puffy"
      Here,
      Mattia

      Thank you, Mattia.

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  8. Oooh! Puffy couching would make great hair ..... super idea!
    Gosh, your samples are looking very pretty!
    Barbara x

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