Just Couching!
Tutor: Janet EdmondsCourse Code: 2120-05


Enjoy a day of stitching using Couching to produce a sampler showing the potential for creative surfaces.


We will explore the many forms of Couching. We will change the density and direction, vary thickness of thread from fine through to thick, explore colour combinations, and consider the placing and variety of holding stitches. Some reference to the historical use of this technique will be included.

Please bring with you

Piece of cotton fabric, coloured but not patterned
Piece of fine cotton or muslin for backing
Embroidery hoop
Range of threads from fine, ie sewing or machine embroidery thread, to thick including textured
Usual sewing kit to include a range of needle sizes to suit threads


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Janet Edmonds

Janet is a freelance textile artist, author of several books and experienced tutor, exhibiting and delivering courses to adults nationally and internationally. She has taught City & Guilds courses for 25 years at various centres, including Missenden Abbey, and also runs advanced workshops. She was awarded the Medal for Excellence and the Broderers Prize in 2016.  She is a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild and the Textile Study Group.


23rd May 2020

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Day Courses
9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5.30pmLast teaching session

"Excellent tutor who gave helpful and timely advice.  Good range of techniques and methods - I really enjoyed it." (Summer School 2019)

"Always inspiring and encouraging - a good opportunity to learn new techniques in a supportive atmosphere, and polish up old ones.  I now have enough skills and ideas to keep me going for the next few months!" (November 2019)

"A lifeline for developing creative skills, especially when there is very little going on in my home area." (March 2019)