Embroidery 101: How to Sew a Couching Stitch
Learn this basic hand embroidery technique.
The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric’s weave. Threads seamstress Norma Bucko demonstrates this essential hand embroidery stitch: the couching stitch.
Author India Hayford explores Yemenite Jewish hand embroidery, combining simple stitches like the couching stitch to create complex designs, in Threads #186, June/July 2016.
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