How to Stem Stitch (sort of)…
It was so nice to have a bit of time to myself yesterday.
I’ve had a few emails asking for pointers on stem stitch & again I think that this is the kind of thing best learned by watching & listening rather than still shots or sketches.
I stitched a bit of lettering & thought that I’d share the video. I’ve kind of adapted my traditionally taught stem stitch over the years. Vick…if you’re reading this – click away now. This is my “go to” stitch. I use it for lettering, for outlining & for anything with a curve. I love the flexible nature of this stitch. You can very easily rocket ahead on straight sections & then slow right down & do teeny tiny stitches around sharp turns. It’s a forgiver…I like that.
Hoping that this helps you out & you become a (sort of) stem stitcher too.
Now that I watch this video…is it any wonder my stitches are so tight. Just look at how I “correct” each stitch.