Stem

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Crewel; South Kensington; Stalk

Comments

The thread is held below the stitching line for Stem. If the thread is held above the stitching line, the stitch is named Outline.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Enthoven, Jacqueline. The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, pp. 71-72. 


Bibliographic Sources

Enthoven, Jacqueline. The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, pp. 71-72.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 35.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 14.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 34.