The Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge stitch for this week is stem stitch. Stem stitch is the first embroidery stitch I learned. It is the only one my mother taught me and the only one I used for many years. It is a basic stitch that so many embroidery patterns depend on. I’ve tried to experiment with different ways to use it. Packed tightly together it is an alternative to satin stitch, last week’s TAST challenge stitch.
My sample for this week’s challenge stitch is another experiment with layering sheer fabrics. This piece uses lace, organza, cheesecloth and netting held together with stem stitch. I’m thinking this may be a good background for my Elemental Layers piece.