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==Couching (Sewing)==
 
'''Couching''' is an [[embroidery]] technique - it involves laying down a fine, decorative [[braid]] or ribbon in a continuous pattern onto some fabric, and stitching it into place.
 
'''Couching''' is an [[embroidery]] technique - it involves laying down a fine, decorative [[braid]] or ribbon in a continuous pattern onto some fabric, and stitching it into place.
  
Patterns often contain flowers or leaves or other shapes - Celtic knotwork is also popular, though that requires multiple braids looping over one another as they are laid in place.
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Patterns often contain flowers or leaves or other shapes - [[knotwork]] is also popular, though that requires multiple braids looping over one another as they are laid in place.
  
 
This sort of decoration takes up some room on the fabric (as opposed to fine, narrow embroidery or edgings) and is often incorporated onto hemlines and wide edgings.
 
This sort of decoration takes up some room on the fabric (as opposed to fine, narrow embroidery or edgings) and is often incorporated onto hemlines and wide edgings.
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* [[Underside Couching]]
 
* [[Underside Couching]]
 
* [[Laid and Couched Work]]
 
* [[Laid and Couched Work]]
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==Couching (Fighting)==
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'''Couching''' is a technique of holding a [[lance]] or [[spear]] tucked under the arm and guided to the target with the hand of the same arm. This technique became the norm for the [[joust]] but is also depicted in the [[Bayeux Tapestry]].
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Latest revision as of 07:53, 14 August 2007

Couching (Sewing)

Couching is an embroidery technique - it involves laying down a fine, decorative braid or ribbon in a continuous pattern onto some fabric, and stitching it into place.

Patterns often contain flowers or leaves or other shapes - knotwork is also popular, though that requires multiple braids looping over one another as they are laid in place.

This sort of decoration takes up some room on the fabric (as opposed to fine, narrow embroidery or edgings) and is often incorporated onto hemlines and wide edgings.

There are three main types of couching techniques used:

Couching (Fighting)

Couching is a technique of holding a lance or spear tucked under the arm and guided to the target with the hand of the same arm. This technique became the norm for the joust but is also depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry.