On my sampler, I chose to work my line of stem stitch using a variegated cotton embroidery floss. I like the effect that the colour changes in the thread gives to the look of the line of stitches.
Stem stitch is a very useful and versatile stitch and I really like using it. If you remember, I used it to neaten up the shapes of my first attempt at needle turn applique. I think it really helped cover up the wobbly edges.
It was also used to create some of the flower stems in the same embroidery too.
This week, I have been working to finish off my second embroidery project from the Gail Pan workshop I attended in September and, it is coming along quite nicely.
By coincidence, a lot of the stitching I have left to work will be stem stitch as all the outside borders of the boxes are worked in stem stitch!!