HNW - "a deux endroits" embroidery

Connie Carroll Connie.Bunny at
Mon May 8 23:58:15 PDT 2000

I know there is a way of doing this as I watched a Chinese embroiderer
several years ago working on a see-thru material and I couldn't tell the
difference nor see the knots when she finished a length though I watched her
cut the thread. Since then I have almost achieved that level but not quite.
If anyone manages it I would love to see your work.

Are there any recommended books that show this?


-----Original Message-----

>         "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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