TSG:Laid and Couched Stitch

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LAID AND COUCHED STITCH

Other names

Laid Stitch
Laid Couching Stitch

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Directions

Using one thread, bring needle out to the front side at 1. Lay a long stitch in the warp or the weft direction and insert needle through fabric to the reverse side at 2, making sure the thread follows the grain of the fabric. Using a second thread, bring needle out to the front at A at one side of the first thread. Lay the new thread across (perpendicular to) the first thread and insert the needle through fabric to the reverse side at B. Repeat perpendicular stitches to secure the first thread. If there is more than one row of stitches, vary the point where rows begin and end.

Comments

The two threads used can be of different weight and/or material.

Possible uses for this stitch

Closing Slits
Reinforcing Holes and Tears
Securing a Damaged Area to a Support Fabric
Securing Loose Threads to a Ground Fabric

See also

Basic Couching Stitch
Self-Couching Stitch


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