How To Work Stem Stitch

How To Work Stem Stitch

Stem stitch is often used for outlining shapes that have previously been filled with another stitch or as a single stand alone line. For this video I am working in Appletons wool on a Linen Twill.

The design I am working is for a Jacobean Crewel work embroidery kit that will be released soon. I have taken traditional motifs but given it a slight twist by using contemporary colours.

 

 

If you are interested in learning more about Crewel embroidery and the history of the technique, click here.

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