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« on: June 27, 2016 01:32:34 PM »

So, question: Can embroidery be reversible? I see lots of amazingly beautiful embroidery on here. I've done very little of it myself, but I would very much like to embroider a sweater I crocheted with vines and flowers. The trouble is, the sweater is a shawl/cowl neck that has lots of folds, meaning that both inside and outside of the sweater are showing. Is this possible? Maybe something to be attempted when I am more experienced?
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016 09:21:29 AM »

If you are good at hiding end pieces and not jumping around, it could be. Basically each part of the embroidery would have to be individually stitched and not tied together.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016 11:18:46 AM »

Thanks for responding kittykill! I'll keep that in mind when I think I'm ready to jump into this project.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018 08:30:32 PM »

Hey, there is a type of embroidery called shadow work.  Research that type.  The front looks like an outline with the body of the embroidery on the back side that shows through the front, giving the shadow look.  Could probably use either side for the front but not 100% sure.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018 09:30:39 PM »

How thick is the sweater?
You could probably embroider each side separately on a thick sweater.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018 03:51:12 AM »

The lines at least could be crocheted through the layers so it showed on both sides.
A running stitch done in one direction first, then back tracking in reverse to fill the spaces would be even on both sides. It can be done.
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