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


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.