Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Lesson in Couching Ornament (Loretta Spears Designs)

A Lesson in Couching, Courtesy of Needleartnut
A Lesson in Couching is a two and a quarter inch square ornament meant to be hung by a point as a diamond shape.

A Lesson in Couching Cover Page

It was published by Loretta Spears Designs in June 1996 and has the pink cover sheet.  Apparently there is only one page of instructions printed double-sided plus the cover page.


Cover Page, Threads and Canvas Courtesy of Needleartnut

Closer Look at Materials for Original Colorway

Materials List:
5x8 white Congress cloth (large enough to do two such ornaments)
Kreinik #8 fine braid #032 (opalescent white)
Waterlilies silk floss #023 Parfait (pinks, blues and cream)

Finished Lesson in Couching, Courtesy of Needleart Nut

Needleartnut is blog-stitching this piece.  Here's the first step.

Here is the second.

And here is the finished piece.

Original Model in Closeup from Cover Page

Here is a closeup of the cover page photo of the design.

1 comment:

  1. Jane, I am sorry, thought I sent that...It is under Loretta Spears designs, and has the pink cover sheet. White congress cloth that is 5 x 8 which will actually do two of them as it is small and the Waterlilies is Parfait, Kreinik #8 032