HNW - "a deux endroits" embroidery
lisaleon at hawaii.edu
Sat May 6 23:52:05 PDT 2000
> "double-sided" in English. A neat satin stitch, for example, could be
> double sided, besides the double-running stitch. And one could couch
> two sides simultaneously.
This is what I supposed it meant, but I wondered if there are any
references that document it. Jones refers to it as "a special form of
embroidery" so I wondered if it meant something very specific, sort of
like the way or nue is a specific style of couching.
I haven't seen it mentioned in any of my other books and a web
search turned up nothing. Most of my books are slanted towards English
work, although I do have Schuette and I didn't see it there either.
Jones mentioned a deux endroits in the context of heraldry and the
Crusades, so even though it's in French, I would think it would appear in
other crusading countries too.
Are there surviving heraldic banners from that far back?
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