TAST Stitch 9 – Couching
It’s time for the three weekly check-in for the stitch-a-long I’m part of. We are all stitching and working on different projects, and it is a great way to encourage each other to get some of those ‘long winded’ WIPs finished!
For my current SAL project, I’m working on finishing off my elephant I started as part of the TAST stitches run by Sharon over at Pintangle. I had hoped to be able to share with you a couple of stitches this time round. However, for whatever reason, I only have one, and it’s a nice easy one too!
TAST stitch 9 – Couching
This wasn’t really a ‘new to me’ stitch, but more one I could work out where to use on my elephant! A simple, yet elegant stitch. My Jacobean piece used quite a bit of couching, as did my more recent crewelwork piece.
To continue on with my ‘glamorous’ elephant, I decided I would incorporate both the pink, and the ‘bling’ theme with my couching. Using a DMC metallic thread, and an Oliver Twists cotton thread, I worked the couching stitch around my vandyke stitch and long legged detached chain stitch. I’m actually quite pleased with the overall effect this has created in these two areas.
So again, not a lot of progress on this piece, but one day I suppose it will be ‘finished’. I have an end plan for this piece, so with that in mind I might actually get moving on it! Whilst sifting through the TAST stitches I found one I want to try and I think I’ve worked out where to put it!
Join the others!
Do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! There is always so much to see, and is a great and lovely time catching up with everyone.
See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.