'putting up the tree' christmas embroidery pattern is finally finished!
Lots of stitches in the tree and there is a separate pattern with just the tree
There are lots of notes and a guide for the more unusual stitches
It's available in my shop
So I thought I would pop a tutorial for the Jacobean couching stitch here
I love the look of this stitch, like a sort of garden trellis or those old leaded windows. And it's really very simple
You can see that I have marked a diagonal grid pattern, so first do all the stitches in one direction as above
Then make your stitches in the opposite direction crossing the ones underneath
finally pop a little stitch in a contrasting colour over each point where the purple threads cross
simple but effective
Tomorrow is the last of the stitches, the sheaf stitch.