This is a sample of hand-couching that I have completed for my college class. I have used various yarns including crochet cotton, eyelash yarn, plain double knitting, slub yarn and DMC embroidery cottons. What is it? It is the bark on a tree trunk; the Bristlecone Pine Tree has this appearance, so I made a sketch of the trunk and this is my interpretation in stitch. It is very tactile (just has to be touched) which is one of the things that attracts me to textile arts.