TSG:Basic Couching Stitch

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BASIC COUCHING STITCH[edit | edit source]

Other names[edit | edit source]

Simple Couching Stitch


Directions[edit | edit source]

Place loose yarn of the artifact into its proper position. Bring needle with a new thread out to the front at one side of the loose yarn at 1. Lay new thread across (perpendicular to) the loose yarn. On opposite side of the loose yarn at 2, insert needle through fabric to the reverse side. Repeat. Vary placement of the perpendicular stitches when more than one yarn is being couched .

Comments[edit | edit source]

This stitch is used to secure a warp, weft, or supplementary yarn that has become detached from its original ground.

Possible uses for this stitch[edit | edit source]

Reinforcing Holes and Tears
Reinforcing Weak Areas
Securing a Damaged Area to a Support Fabric
Securing Loose Threads to a Ground Fabric

See also[edit | edit source]

Laid and Couched Stitch
Self-Couching Stitch

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