Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Twiddly Couching - the Movie

I recently put a video up on my Facebook page and have since had lots of requests to put it on my blog for those who don't use Facebook. It's a bit smaller here than the FB version so, if you'd like to be my friend - that will be fine.

It's a how-to for the twiddly couching method that I used for the Treasure Keeper on the last page of my new book, Long Diaries and Tall Tales - see pic below

It is a really quick and easy way to cover a large area of background. I make the little keepers by cutting three pieces of Craft Vilene (which has had painted silk bonded to it)  into triangles, making a pocket inside the front ones, at the lower edge and then inserting strands of wire, bent into a wiggly shape, like this, into the pocket.

Buttonhole round the edges and slip stitch them together before attaching your treasure. My treasure is a pair of beaded beads, given to me by my late friend, Val Campbell-Harding.

I will be putting some free classes - extensions on the book techniques- on the D4daisy Books site early in the New Year, so watch this space.


Heather said...

Thank you for sharing this technique Maggie. It is so simple but very effective and I shall enjoy trying it out. I love your Treasure Keeper. I made these little triangle books when you first showed us how to do them - time for another one I think.

DD Wilson said...

Love this idea!!! However, this video cut off just as you were explaining about the beads that you were adding. I know that would have been facinating as well.
Thanks for the short tutorial.

Dane said...

Très jolie Bravo
Merci pour le tutoriel
Bonne soirée

Angela Collins said...

These are lovely but I didn't understand about the inside pocket and the wire?