Thursday, March 22, 2007

TAST Couching

This week the stitch for TAST is couching.
I use couching a lot both in hand and Machine embroidery. I have used a piece of hand dyed-wet felted fabric as my base to work on.
The thread I have used to couch down the fibers is the new Royal Shiraz from the Opulent Collection from The Thread Studio.
I have used Madeira Carat in 2 rows and a green felted wool thread also from The Thread Studio and a variegated silk thread of which the origin is unknown.
In the first row from the left I have used Cross stitch and French knots as the couching stitch- next is Herringbone stitch then Feather stitch and lastly Buttonhole stitch.
I could have added more but I have run out of time as I am taking off for few day break early in the morning.
I will miss my blogging but I won't be near a computer at all while I am away-- but I do hope to come back with lots of photos..


Joanna van said...

Those threads are beautiful...lovely couching!

Micki said...

Lovely threads. Have a good vacation.

Dianne said...

Nice sample! The threads look gorgeous!!!

Annica said...

Great sample! The threads are beautiful. They must be very inspiring to work with.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your stitching and cards are great.

Dotee said...

Beautiful threads Doreen. And I quite like this stitch.

Hope you are having a wonderful trip and look forward to catching up with your news when you return!