Embroidery Stitches (3) – Couching the Center With Embroidery Thread or Yarn

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Day 5

Today we’ll finish a Trefoil Hexie by decorating its center with a couched spiral.

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Materials and tools today
Couching the center with embroidery thread or yarn
Your task today
Next time
Preview

Materials and tools today

  • a Hexie
  • to be couched: embroidery thread – you can also use thick crochet yarn
  • for couching: contrasting embroidery thread & needle – or sewing needle & thread matching the embroidery thread (= for invisible stitches)
  • scissors

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Couching the center with embroidery thread or yarn

 

Your task today

Couch the centers of 1 or 2 Trefoil Hexies.

Next time

On Day 6 = Wednesday I’ll show you how to make a Pinwheel Hexie.

In the meantime, please cut 3 or 4 hexies using the same template as last week.

Preview

This week I’ll start showing you some ways of using buttons, sequins and beads in various sizes (you won’t need many – whatever you’ve got).

When you’re using small “seed beads”, test whether your sewing needle goes through all the way. If it doesn’t, find a thinner needle. (We’ll only pick up a bead at a time, so you won’t need a special fine and long beading needle – but if you got one, you can of course use it).

You’ll also need a bit of packaging plastic, not too thick – the lid of a margarine tub is perfect.

If you have any questions, please post them in the comments.

Have a good weekend 🙂

Maria

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