7 days of stitches: stem stitch
On to stitch 3 of the 7 days of stitches series: the STEM STITCH.
Stem stitch is an elegant line stitch that resembles a rope. The slanting segments make this stitch blend the single stitches into a smoother line than the more distinct segments of back stitch or chain stitch.
This is how it’s done
1 // Stick the needle into the fabric at one stitch length and pull it up at half the length of the same stitch.
2 // Repeat to stick the needle into the fabric at one stitches length and pull it up where your last stitch ends.
// The stem stitch looks like backstitch on the backside.
Artwork showcasing this embroidery stitch
Pumora – At the cabin embroidery pattern
Wait, there is more! Here are some great examples of embroidery featuring the STEM STITCH curated in a Pinterest board:
April 2, 2019