Sunday, 2 December 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 82: Bokhara Couching

Once again Sunday Stitch School is focusing on couching, this time on the Bokhara Couching Stitch.
For this stitch we are not couching one thread in a single line for an outline, but filling in an area, e.g. a leaf.
The finished look has some similarity to the Bayeux Stitch, but you fill in the background at the same time as you do the Couch-As-You-Go stitch.

Draw the outline of the shape you want to fill, and some slanted lines inside.
I made parallel lines to guide the needle.

Come out at the bottom left corner, place the thread across the bottom of the shape to the right corner.
Come out on the left of the first parallel line, slightly above the laid thread.

Now take a Back Stitch over the laid thread and go in slightly below to the right so you have a slanted stitch.
Repeat with the next, and so on,

and work your way up
I will need to practice to get a tidier result...

I wonder how this will look on Aida! Try it out on the Aida Sampler.
The Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart and the Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth should be less of a challenge.


  1. I love this stitch, a great fill in stitch.

  2. This one is new to me. I like it!

  3. A lovely filling stitch. It makes a nice pattern.

  4. I've done Bayeux stitch but not this couching so also new to me.

  5. You can create different patterns with the couching stitches, too..

  6. I've seen Bokara Couching before used as a filler.
    It looks a little fiddly but with a great result.


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