embroidery with golden thread

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I have spent several hours by the lamp to finish the embroidery in the technique couching. It is a very old technique, used in many work of arts through the ages. The letters are formed by an old golden thread, each one took about 45 minutes to embroid.

The gift for my friend is now completed!

Beauty is a Responsibility

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medieval embroidery

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I am trying something completely different: embroidery in the technique couching (in swedish läggsöm). This is a very old form of embroidery used over a thousand years. The famous Bayeux tapestry is made using couching.

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I use two different golden threads, one is super thin for the stiches and one slightly thicker with which I make the forms. The thin one “couches” the form-thread. It is not difficult but an extreme test of my patience.

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