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Thread: Cross Stitching question

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    Member SherrieDLux's Avatar
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    I just started a lone wolf cross stitch (whew) and it said to do couching, what in the world is that? Any answers will sure be appreciated...thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherrieDLux
    I just started a lone wolf cross stitch (whew) and it said to do couching, what in the world is that? Any answers will sure be appreciated...thank you
    Couching threads/fibers is when you arrange them into a shape or curve and then use another thread to hold them into place.

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    I believe it is where you lay the thread down where you want it, it is usually a thicker thread like yarn. Then you sew across it with evenly spaced stitches to hold it down. Hope this helps, I can do it, just not really explain it. Come on over and will show you how, LOL.

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    Go to the top of the newsletter and hit SEARCH. Type in couching. Information on couching as well as a video is available. This techinque does add depth to a piece of cross stitch. Good Luck. Lois

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    I just want to thank you all so much, I had no idea what couching was and nothing to explain it. You are all the best and I appreciate you very much,
    Sherrie

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