[Namron] suggestion

mikea mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Mon Apr 23 13:39:58 PDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 01:27:38PM -0700, Susan Adkins wrote:
> What is "couched"?  Agnese

It's a technique in which threads are raised above the base fabric. A
wonderful example of it is Sir Winston Churchill's Garter robe, in the
museum in Fulton Missouri. The museum, BTW, is in a church designed by 
Sir Christopher Wren, transplanted from England to Missouri; the 
building is entirely admirable in its own right. 

Google on `couching or "couched work"'. Then Google the images. Drool.

The badges on the Garter robes in 


are couched work. If these are typical Garter badges, much of the 
surface is gold bullion thread; I don't know what the non-visible work

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