In the sample I tried both free motion and general, feed dogs up couching. Remember the white is water soluble, and will be a lace and fringed bottom. I have put the skeleton in for this but I will do more work when the couching is finished.
- the first thread is a black and metallic mix and is obscured by the fluffy red stuff, I will remember not to put it in such a place in the real thing. This is what samples are for, sorting out the problems. This first thread is chain stitch, but as i said you can't see it.
- next is an orange boucle, also obscured,
- then the red eyelash,
- followed by a brown cord.
- On the other side of the curve are four more textured threads.
- All of these were attached free motion using a narrow zigzag.
- the next threads were done using the feed dogs up.
- The gold one used a narrow, long zig zag.
- the next two ribbon like yarns were done using a straight stitch down the centre.
- They are followed by a decorative cross stitch.
- The gold and the red threads next up used a narrow long zig zag in black thread
- and the orange ribbon used zig zag with monofilament.
Another reason I worked on this sample was to create some couching samples for a Quilt uni course on embellishing with Susan Brittingham as I am very far behind due to my back.
Let's see what creativity tomorrow brings!