Tutor: Janet EdmondsCourse Code: 1021-05
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 Edmonds is a freelance medal winning textile artist, author of several books and experienced tutor, exhibiting and delivering courses to adults nationally and internationally. Her practice involves experimenting with surface and structure using hand and machine stitching. She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild and the Textile Study Group.
"Lots more like this, please" (November 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)
"Excellent teacher with original ideas. Makes you think and move out of your comfort zone." (November 2019)
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For Just Couching! on 10th Mar 2021