Thursday, April 08, 2010
Thread-u-cation Thursday: Couching
Lets say you're a bird and you need stripped legs.You don't want to spend a lot of time making your skinny legs with fabric. So what the solution? Couching.
Here's how I Couch down threads: Using a Size 1 embroidery needle, bring a Size 3 pearl cotton thread to the top of the fabric where you want the line to begin. Then bring a needle threaded with a thin thread (Size 8 or Size 12) to the top of the fabric about 1/8" from where the heavy thread emerges from the fabric. Lay the heavy thread flat on the fabric surface just to the right of the thin thread. Insert the thin thread needle on the other side of the heavy thread and draw the needle and thread through the fabric. The thin thread traps the heavy thread into place.