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  Couching Stitch

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Couching is used to attach threads to the surface of the fabric. It is often used to attach threads too thick or textured to be stitched through the fabric. Bring out the thread to be couched at the start of the stitching line. Remove the needle and hold the thread in place with your thumb. Thread another needle with the couching thread and bring it up on the stitching line at A. Take a small stitch over the couched thread at B, bringing the needle up again at C. Repeat to the end of the stitching line, keeping your couching stitches evenly spaced. Rethread the couched thread and take it through to the back of the work and fasten off.
 

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