HNW - "a deux endroits" embroidery

Mary Hysong ladymari at
Mon May 8 15:32:11 PDT 2000

>         "These banners or oriflammes demanded a fair degree of skill for
> they had to be embroidered in a manner whereby the device could be seen
> clearly on two sides of the fabric. This requirement led to the
> development of a special form of embroidery known as a deux endroits.
> The term implied that the back of the embroidery was worked as dexterously
> as the front."

I hadn't heard of it, but perhaps its' not a particular stitch; from
reading the above the first thing that comes to mind is that the phrase
might simply mean the front and back were both nice looking?

Mairi, Atenveldt
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