Burden

Structural Category

Couched

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Couching; Short

Comments

Spaced threads are laid horizontally and held in place by vertical couching stitches. This stitch is easily shaded.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 42.


Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 42.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 92.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 56.