Stem Stitch

Some articles on stem stitch, stitch, stems:

English Embroidery - Medieval Period - Anglo-Saxon
... as decoration, and so be classed as embroidery, and fragments of a scrolling border worked in stem stitch were recovered from a grave in Kempston, Bedfordshire ... These include a stole and maniple ornamented with figures of prophets outlined in stem stitch and filled with split stitch, with halos in gold thread worked with underside ... worked in wool yarn on a tabby-woven linen ground using outline or stem stitch for lettering and the outlines of figures, and couching or laid work for ...
Backstitch - Variants
... Threaded backstitch Pekinese stitch, a looped interlaced backstitch Stem stitch, in which each stitch overlaps the previous stitch to one side, forming a ... used for outlining shapes and for stitching flower stems and tendrils ... Whipped stem stitch Outline stitch, sometimes distinguished from stem stitch in that the thread passes above rather than below the needle ...

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