This weekend I'm introducing Couching. If you've never used this stitch read on!
Firstly, couching is great when covering thick lines. You know, the ones you get when the iron-on-transfer moves while ironing. Hide it with couching. It can also be very delicate by simply changing the amount of floss. For a thick stitch, couch about twelve strands of floss. For a small and delicate area couch four strands... Check out the leaf in the picture below. It measures about a 1/4 inch wide and 3/4 inch long.
Use two contrasting colors to make the couching pop. Or use the same color for a subtle look (Which is how I stitched the mushroom cap in this project).
Try it out!