I just spent 4 days at the AQS quilt show in Lancaster, PA. Wonderfil Specialty Threads asked me to demonstrate how to use some of their gorgeous threads. I was to focus on their decorative threads, Razzle, Dazzle and Sizzle.
They are 8 weight rayon threads that are not meant to be threaded through a sewing machine needle. You can use them for bobbin work, couching or the way I use them - for handstitching.
My job was to demo couching. I learned how to couch a few days before the show. I went to Steve's Sewing Vacuum and Quilting in King of Prussia to buy a couching foot for my sewing machine and learn how to couch. A wonderful woman named Gail helped me. We must have spent an hour playing with all the different feet that could be used for couching and in the process, I learned how to couch. The possibilities were endless. Basically you stitch down a decorative thread or threads with a zig zag stitch.
|Couching with a couching foot|
|Green Dazzle thread couched with a green rayon thread called Mirage|
|Here I am with one of the owners, Fiona Fung.|