Roumanian Couching

Structural Category


Specific Usage


Other Names

Antique Couching; Figure; Indian Filling; Janina; Laid Oriental; Oriental Couching


Lay a long stitch across the shape. Anchor the stitch evenly at regular intervals on the return journey, using the same thread. Anchoring stitches should be long and slanting and lie flat, parallel to the long stitch. The tie-down stitches are almost indistinguishable from the laid thread.


For diagrams, see Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 50.

Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 50.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), pp. 98-99.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 54.