So it's time again for Take A Stitch Tuesday - this week's challenge was to do some couching. Couching is simply stitching which holds down a heavy thread or metallic thread which is too heavy to pass through the foundation fabric. One can also couch ribbon, yarn, fine cord, or what have you. It can be placed straight along a seam, or be curvy or free-form. You can use just a simple stitch which passes over the thread or ribbon, anchoring it to the fabric, or use an embroidery stitch. I have chosen to use several stitches from previous weeks- the cretan, chevron, fly and featherstitch, to couch down silk and velvet ribbons and yarns. With the soft pink silk ribbon couched with fly stitch, I ruched it into small rosettes every so often. At the bottom, I have couched several textured yarns.
We're now into the month of March, with it's typical messy weather. Yesterday we saw snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and finally rain. I was glad that my class yesterday was not cancelled because of the weather, and although it was a miserable drive home, it was a great day- thanks KRQ gals! One down, three to go...
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.