stem stitch

embroidery in progress

Stems

In my freestyle embroidery project, I want to have bunches of wildflowers.  On the left side, I picture tall flowers mimicking the circular shape with curved stems.

green stem stitch embroidery

Stem Stitch

Stem stitch is the little black dress of embroidery stitches.  It is a bit more formal and refined.  Certainly more dressy and impressive than back stitch, it is still a basic stitch that should be in every embroidery skill set.  It is especially good for lines with gentle curves, as it handles the curves better …

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