This week’s stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge by pintangle is the couching stitch. Since I am building up some samples for my sketch book on the Elemental Layers show, I decided to take a look outside to find some inspiration for this embroidery. The weathered boards on our pond bridge has some interesting lines which ought to work well with couching.
The colors in the photo are not quite right. Even without the flash, the colors are kind of washed out looking. This is a purple silk base with Sari silk yarn couched in both green pearl cotton and royal blue Poly sheen sewing thread. It looks best from a few feet away. Up close, the wood grain pattern is lost. Overall, I do like the effect. I need to try it in larger scale next.