[HNW] making the back of needlework look like the front

Stephanie S Smith, Ph.D. lambdakennels1 at juno.com
Mon Jul 18 08:21:54 PDT 2005

It is said that the mark of an expert needlework is that the back looks
as good as the front.  Okay, so how does one do that?  Especially in
counted cross stitch, there can be several different colors in an area
that are one square a piece.  If you run your thread under the other
threads in the back, you quickly have a mess.  Crewel embroidery is a
little easier, especially if you are doing the satin stitch (it hides a
multitude of sins) but not when you are using other stitches.  Any ideas
would be appreciated.

Stephanie Smith, Ph.D.
lambdakennels1 at juno.com
Wolfe City, Texas 75496
Owned by a Standard Poodle and an Australian Cattle Dog

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