Couching and Beading: Make Your Stitching Projects Blingtastic

Dana Batho, Peacock & Fig Cross Stitch & Embroidery

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12 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Class Overview

      0:59
    • 2. Materials

      6:46
    • 3. Japan Threads

      4:52
    • 4. What is Couching?

      2:33
    • 5. Couching - Part 1

      11:46
    • 6. Couching - Part 2

      9:42
    • 7. Plunging - Part 1

      9:34
    • 8. Plunging - Part 2

      10:40
    • 9. Plunging - An Alternative Method

      2:38
    • 10. Beads

      3:18
    • 11. Beading

      8:49
    • 12. Final Words

      0:55

About This Class

If you've ever looked at couching or beading and thought it looked wayyy too complicated to do, have no fear! In this class, you'll learn how to use these wonderfully versatile techniques which can be applied to both cross stitch and hand embroidery. 

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Using the included "Pomegranate" cross stitch pattern, Dana Batho of Peacock & Fig will teach you the basics of couching (which is often seen in goldwork embroidery) using gorgeous Japan Threads. You'll also learn all the tips and tricks you'll need to become a master at beading.

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If you're brand new to cross stitch, it's recommended to do the Cross Stitch Fundamentals and Intermediate Cross Stitch classes first. Get ready to add bling to your project, let's get started! 

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