|Examples of couching can be seen in the Bayeux Tapestry|
In what appears to be a catch-up series of posts, I wanted to share with you all some more of my work from my textiles course, couching.
Couching is the technique of sewing down fabrics, yarn and other fabrics to a large piece of cloth.
It is generally thought of as an embroidery technique and examples of couching can be seen on medieval textile work including the Bayeux Tapestry! It is still a technique that is popular today, being used to decorate Indian and Palestinian clothing, most commonly wedding dresses and formal wear.
For my sample, I found examples of couching work on the internet and Pinterest, and then found whatever I could lying around, yarn, scraps of fabric and even some plastic, and stitched it down! You can use straight forward running stitches or more fancy embroidery stitches to sew them down and can sew the fabrics straight or in spirals, zig zags and curves.
|My couching sample|