Hi. I am pretty careful to have a neat and tidy back to my stitching. I tend to plan out the area so that I do as little traveling as possible. With these geometric repeating patterns in Mediterranean embroidery, I’m having trouble doing that. Does anyone have a tip on how to keep the back neat? Do all one color or small element at a time or finish a whole motif that then gets repeated ? Or let go of neatness and just stitch !?
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I’m the same way. Sometimes you have to get creative with how you do your stitches- instead of traveling with a thread, do a whole line in english stitches, then a diagonal in danish, then another line in english, etc. It has the effect of getting you where you need to go without having a bunch of threads hanging out on the back.
I've discovered that you kind of have to let go of neatness and stitch as you can with these more complex designs😊