perfect needlework backs

by steven holtzman
(vernon, nj, usa)

I am really anxious to have backs that look the same as the front. There are several gentlemen who do that automatically. I don't. Is there some way to achieve a perfect back?

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thanks for your help. I will try the pinhead method and see how it works. Thanks again
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your help. I will try the pinhead stitch and see what happens. Thanks again

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Perfect needlework backs
by: Carolyn in VA

Not sure what needlework technique you're talking about here - Valerie mentions Blackwork, and there's a specific way to have perfect backs on that, by using the Running Stitch.

If you're talking about cross stitch, the technique to use is the Pinhead Stitch. Here's a page that describes it well:
http://home.comcast.net/~bethkatz/stitch/pinhead.html

And Scarlet Quince has some very good diagrams of it, both for evenweave/linen (http://www.scarletquince.com/pinhead_linen_end.php) and for aida (http://www.scarletquince.com/pinhead_aida.php)

Mayte has a blog, where she shows front and back pics of a bunch of her work using the pinhead stitch. Here's an example: http://magicxstitch.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_archive.html#

Hope this helps!

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perfect needlework backs
by: Valerie Kalyani

I have seen an ad somewhere from a designer in cross stitch that are reversible patterns. Some Asian needlework techniques are reversible too. But the most patterns available are in Blackwork.

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