The Best Embroidery Stitches for Flower Stems

(Note: This is Part 2 of Stem Stitches - "How to Embroider Flower Stems")

We shall deal principally with work on linens and will first indicate, by means of a table, a good stitch (in fact what seems to us the best stitch) for each kind of flower stems. But such a table cannot be arbitrary. In the case of bachelor buttons for example, the table suggests that the twisted Outline Stitch be used for the stems; but the stems can also be worked in Simple Outline and the individual preference of different embroiderers may lead them in some cases to deviate from the following table:


Stitch Classification Chart 1 of 4

Stitch Classification Chart 2 of 4

Stitch Classification Chart 3 of 4

Stitch Classification Chart 4of 4

Color Plate showing all flower stems referenced in this article.

Outline Stitch also Known as Kensington Outline Stitch
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