Enjoy a day of stitching using Couching to produce a sampler showing the potential for creative surfaces. Exploring 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.
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
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
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
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.