Couching

In embroidery, couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn.

The couching threads may be either the same color as the laid threads or a contrasting color. When couching threads contrast with laid threads, patterns may be worked in the couching stitches.

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Goldwork (embroidery) - Types of Metal Thread
... This is always attached by couching, either one or two threads at a time, and pulled through to the back to secure it ... other, a technique called bricking is used the position of the couching stitches is offset between rows, producing an appearance similar to a brick wall ... is used to fill small shapes by folding it back and forth, hiding the couching stitches under the folds ...
Embroidery Stitch - Common Stitches - Couching and Laid Work
... Couching or laid stitches involve two sets of threads, the set that is being 'laid' onto the surface of the fabric and the set which attach the laid threads ... stitch but some have specific names Pendant couching, Bokhara couching Square laid work Oriental couching Battlement couching Klosterstitch Roumanian couching ...
Cataract Surgery - History
... the work of the Latin encyclopedist Aulus Cornelius Celsus, which also describes the couching operation ... Couching continued to be used throughout the Middle Ages and is still used in some parts of Africa and in Yemen ... However, couching is an ineffective and dangerous method of cataract therapy, and often results in patients remaining blind or with only partially restored vision ...
Couching - Variants - Stitch Gallery
... Couching Couched filling Laid work Bokhara couching Roumanian stitch Roumanian couching Underside couching, front (left) and back (right) ...
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