What is couching yarn?

What is couching used for?

Basically, couching uses stitches to tack down a piece of thread, yarn, etc. to create a unique look and texture. The material being couched doesn’t actually penetrate the fabric, but rather sits on top of it.

What does couching mean in embroidery?

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.

What is a bullion stitch?

: a decorative stitch similar to the French knot forming very short bars.

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