Couching - the Final step.

Come up anywhere near an end of your section, at a crack between two beads.

Go down next to the crack in the neighboring row.

Here is a show showing the thread and the rows involved.

Pull thread from underneath till thread POPS past the beads and onto the threads through the beads.

  Come up in between those two rows

And pass over the second row and the third row.

Repeat as far as you need, this goes much faster than it sounds.


Once on the inside of your shapes, if the cracks are aligned for it, you can pass over three beads.

You might need to tuck the thread down if it doesn't hide enough, see that on the next page.

Copyright 2000 Jen Funk Segrest (Elspeth Grizel of Dunfort) http://www.medievalbeads.com