University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Surface Couching Embroidery

Instructor:
Hildegard Bergerin


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA105 September 12, 2020
Crs #:
609
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
49/98
Room:
Florence
Course Category:
Needlework
Description
Surface couching is one of the oldest and most versatile embroidery techniques known. It is found across various cultures and spans hundreds of years. This embroidery technique can be as simple as a single thread couched, or as complicated as several threads couched with multiple colors. In this class we will look at images of a few extant historical examples, along with pictures of surface couching applications within the SCA. Following the brief lecture there will be a hands-on portion where students can try out the basic technique, resulting in a finished, or mostly finished Christmas ornament which can be kept, or gifted. Supply List: https://shinystitches.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/supply-list-for-hildegards-surface-couching-embroidery-class.pdf * This is a great foundation class to have before moving on to more advanced styles. Supply List can be found here: https://shinystitches.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/supply-list-for-hildegards-surface-couching-embroidery-class.pdf