15.stem stitch

For this stem stitch sampler, I worked on some floral patterns. The sampler-

15.stem stitch sampler

The details, a flower worked in violet and pink-

15.stem st-7a

I added bugle beads-

15.stem st-7b

A leaf pattern done in six colours.

15.stem st-8

Another leaf pattern detail-

15.stem st-9

Another detail with gold beads.


Leaves outlined with stem stitch filled with green bugle beads.


Eagerly waiting for the next stitch in the TAST challenge.

When the 15th week stitch of the TAST 2012 challenge was on SharonB’blog, I was on stitch -free vacation. Now that I have completed this week’s wheatear stitch, thought of working on stem stitch sampler. I don’t see many ideas regarding this stem stitch, though I have used it before on my embroideries. This led to the practicing of stem stitch on some floral designs.
Floral petals worked in three shades-


Paisley pattern in four colours.


Flower in two colours.


A design done in blue and light violet.


Shaded effect with stem stitch filling.


A flower in three colours.