Making the Back Pretty

Can you tell which of these embroidery designs is the front and which is the back? Does it matter?

Most of the time, you will not even see the back of the embroidery. There are occasions where you may want the back of the embroidery to be just as pretty as the front. That is especially true with items such as linens or toweling where  both sides can be seen. In those projects, instead of using typical white bobbin thread, use the same color as that with which you are stitching.

Line work designs, like Blending Melody by Designs by Celeste, are ideal for using colored bobbin thread. So are   ripple and redwork designs.

You may think it is a hassle to change the bobbin thread with every thread color change, but these designs stitch up very quickly and it is well worth the effort.

The next time you stitch on napkins, sheets, or towels, try using a line work design and change your bobbin thread to match! (Oh, and the front of the design is the embroidery on the top of the photo.)

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4 thoughts on “Making the Back Pretty”

  1. These designs are so beautiful and I know how hard to make. I can do a bit of embroidery but not such good ones. Would love to digitize one of these embroidery some day.
    Thank you for sharing your work and experience with us.

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