Mixing Up Media-Embroidery

In my new online course MIXING UP MEDIA basic embroidery stitches are included. I love to add (simple) stitches to my art. Many times I prefer to use simple stitches with dynamic colorful thread and beads. In MIXING UP MEDIA you … Continue reading

Hand Stitching-Couching

I love to mix things together.

Couching is a term that means: attached with hand stitches. Example: To attach a strand of yarn to a cloth surface, the yarn is put in place and tiny horizontal stitches are sewn across the yarn at even intervals. These stitches are hardly noticeable.

This piece is completely encrusted with lots of texture, yarns, beads, and more; which are couched on.

. It is very small, about 5″h x 4″ w. It is a jewel. I made this in 2008.

The base is assorted pieces of satin, silk and lace stitched together by machine. The surface is filled. It was spontaneous and I love it to this day.

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Mounted to painted canvas

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Detail

It is amazing how much can be put into such a small area.