TAST 4 - Stem Stitch
Stem stitch was the first ever stitch I learnt, as a beginner in embroidery . Its an easy stitch, and is the best stitch to embroider the stem (as the name suggests) when the embroidery involves botanicals (trees, branches etc)
This stitch can be used as a filling stitch, as it fills the surface beautifully. This is one of the best choice for embroidering letters & text.
I have used this stitch extensively. So I just wanted to keep my sampler very simple.
Beyond TAST 4 - Portuguese Stem stitch.
This stitch creates a textured,knotted stem stitch. This stitch looks better when done in thicker threads.