HNW - underside couching

pat fee lcatherinemc at
Sun Jun 27 15:56:33 PDT 1999

is there any place on the net that explaines couching in general?  My 
embroidery books are sort of vague on the technique.

>From: broid at
>Reply-To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
>To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
>Subject: HNW - underside couching
>Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 07:54:37 -1000
>This is probably a dumb question, but when you do gold work underside
>couching to make diaper patterns,
>1) do you do one thread at a time and couch your intervals along the
>length of that thread
>2) lay all the gold thread down at once and couch horizontally across
>I.e., if your gold thread is laid |||, would the couching thread on the
>back of the work also look like ||| or would it be this way ===?
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