The stem stitch makes beautiful outlines and filler designs. True to it's name, it's a popular stitch for making the stems for your flowers.
Often used in crewelwork, the stem stitch is sometimes called a crewel stitch or stalk stitch. However, the stem stitch is truly an ancient embroidery technique dating back to the first century BCE.
Watch the videos and follow these directions to perfect your Stem stitch.
- Make back stitches working from left to right
- Keep stitches short and the same length for a polished, uniform look
- Vary stitch length to create texture
- Vary floss thickness to create more texture in a textured design
- On a straight line design, keep your working thread below your needle
- On a curved line design, keep your working thread to the outside of your needle
- Come up in the same hole as the previous stitch
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