February 28, 2012

TAST: Week 9-February 27- Couching

The TAST Stitch for the Week of February 27 is the Couching Stitch.
For more information and examples, check here on Sharon B's blog.


                                                               Photo from Pin Tangle

5 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

This week's stitch is certainly an easy one! I looked in Carole Samples' book & she defines couching on pg. 56 & has a chart on pg 57 suggesting which stitches work well for couching.

Lots of options this week! Should be a good week to get "caught up" should that be needed.

Cy said...

I've got three and a half days missing from the week ahead - Two days I'm on Quilt Retreat (having fun), one day at the Campervan Expo (having fun) and half a day with our business accountant (not having fun),
so I'm not sure if I'm able to catch up this week, but I'm sure hoping to have a quiet week next week.

desertskyquilts said...

I looked around and followed links, and think I might play around with the Romanian Couching. I think that's what it was called - where you couch with the same thread.

Debra Spincic said...

That's a good idea--I've seen that stitch in embroidery books but have not tried it. I couched down some narrow yarn around my focal point & then started on some seam treatments. This block may go quickly.

Sharon will probably show it as a TAST stitch later but the coral stitch has a "faux" couching look -- it is a knot in the middle of a stitched line.

Debra Spincic said...

I decided to look up the romanian couching (and also bokhara) and it appears that is what I did with my couching and didn't even know it! Love nice little surprises like that!

Another form of couching is trellis or jacobean couching.