Saturday, 5 December 2009

Chapter 3, module 2 - underside couching +machine samples for chapter 2.

The sample above uses twisted thread made from metalic machine thread, the other two are lurex crochet thread

Traditional underside couching sample worked on linen with silk floss - began at the bottom of the photo and had a bit of difficulty finding the exact same hole to go back into but this got easier as I progressed. The stitching is 1.25" X 2.5"

Underside couching on canvas - this was much easier and I enjoyed doing it. I especially liked the effect on wrong side - hence the second sample

From left to right - Lurex thread couched with blue stranded metallic thread, thin metallic ribbon, greed cotton perle and lurex thread, machine thread with lurex.

Below - cotton perle and lurex .

I found the underside machine couching difficult; it was hard to get enough contrast using the size of the stitch alone. As you can see I had more success with the thick cotton thread in the bobbin than with the gold thread.

Top - changing size of zig zag Bottom - changing position of needle

Automatic Pattern

Attempt a chequered pattern, which I feel lacks sufficient contrast

Below -
Automatic stitch patttern
Last one_
Straight stitch with zig-zag.
All the samples are about 4" X 2 or 3"