New East London Embroiderer: Philip, Age 20

Philip’s Stitching Tips:
“Couching is a great technique to fill large areas and add some texture. You can use anything from ribbon, or cord to metal chains and even old necklaces.

Choose the same colour thread if you want to make your couching ‘invisible’, or use a different colour to give a contrast effect.”

Can’t see this tutorial video? Click here to watch it on Vimeo.

DOWNLOAD: Couching Worksheet