stem stitch

Stem stitch is one of the most popular outlining stitches.

You can use this stitch to utline flowers or to fill an area, unshaded leaves, and arabesque, and all conventional designs.

How to do Stem Stitch

Work from left to right, taking regular, slightly slanting stitches along the line of the design. The thread always emerges on the left side of the previous stitch.

This stitch is used for flower stems, outlines, etc. It can also be used as a filling, rows of close Stem Stitch being worked around a shape until it is filles in completely.

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