March 11, 2012
Couching from Hanging-by-a-thread
Embroidered sailor girl WIP by Hanging-by-a-thread
After January and February's couching inspired stitchalongs, I thought I'd post today some examples of exactly how far you can take the technique. Charlotte (Hanging-by-a-thread) is a student at the Royal School of Needlework (which has to be one of the most amazing places to study) and she has been posting some of her couching WIPs on Flickr. As always, I love WIP shots, as I think it gives you far more of an idea about the technique involved (it's inspiring for a start, to see how Charlotte has drawn her pattern onto the fabric).
skull tattoo WIP by Hanging-by-a-thread
I also love her couched swallows.
Couched swallow tattoo by Hanging-by-a-thread
You can see more of Charlotte's couching work here, where she talks about her experiments with lettering.
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