How should the back of Cross Stitch look?
Tips about the back of cross stitch projects
If you’re entering it into a fair or competition to be judged, they’ll want the back very neat and tidy. If you’re using very fine and delicate fabric with dark floss colours, you’ll want to not carry your floss too far across open areas or it will be seen from the front.
Should I worry about the back of my cross stitch?
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The short answer to the question is no, you shouldn’t worry about the back. However, there are some exceptions that we will dive into in this post.
Does the back of Cross Stitch matter?
I’ve heard a few people mention this, even really experienced stitchers, however, the back has no impact on the framing of cross stitch. The issue comes from home framing and people not using the correct framing system.
The other method is the hidden stitch method. According to Dimension you do not go through from the back. Knot your thread and start in from the front and then up several cross stitches away. Then cross stitch over the thread which is inside the blanket.
How do I fix the back of my embroidery?
Thread a needle with the same floss color. Use that threaded needle to secure the back of the stitches by wrapping the threads around the remaining tail. This will keep the old thread from unraveling. Push your threaded needle to the front so you can re-embroider the stitches you have just removed.