Roumanian Couching Stitch is a simple stitch that is primarily used as a filling for any design. It is simple and the technique used is pretty easy too.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Roumanian Couching Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used 1 strand of Perle Cotton for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Roumanian Couching
1. Start by bringing the thread up at point A. Pull the thread up and insert the needle from point B to point C as shown in the above picture. You will notice that a straight stitch must have formed at point A to point B.
2. Bring the thread up at point C now and again insert from point D to point E. Note that when you insert the needle at point D, you will have take the needle over the straight stitch.
3. Now, when you insert it at point E, this point will be just below the previous stitch. A couching effect is achieved in this way.
4. Bring the thread up at point E and again insert the needle from point F to point G>
5. Continue working in a similar fashion where you insert in between the two straight stitches and bring the needle below the previous stitch.
6. Work in a similar fashion till the end of the pattern.
Tips for working the Roumanian Couching
- You can work this on any kind of pattern to fill.
- Drawing 4 lines will help to work this stitch easily.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a filling for any embroidery design.
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Check out the video tutorial below
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