This week, I used a strand of white perle cotton and the stem stitch to create the snowy rolling hills for these trees.
Stem Stitch has become one of my favorite stitches.
I used it for the trunk and branches of the tree and for the fence in the landscape I embroidered for Donna in a CQI Snowball Swap.
Once I got the hang of making the stitches tight enough (this was a length issue, not a tension issue) to round curves, it became my favorite stitch for embroidering words. The quilt I finished at the beginning of the year gave me a lot of practice.
This fairly simple stitch can be used in so many lovely ways!
TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. on Facebook and on her blog, pintangle.com. You may read more about it here. This week, the stem stitch was introduced. If you follow the TAST Facebook group, you know there are some incredibly inspiring examples of these stitches being shared. Thank you, Sharon, for offering TAST!
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