An embroidery stitch forming a continuous line of long, overlapped stitches, typically used to represent narrow stems.
- For hand appliqué, outline the flowers and leaves with three strands of embroidery floss using a backstitch, running stitch or stem stitch.
- Chain stitch is widely used, also satin stitch and stem stitch.
- Tiny raised flowers done in what seem to be French knots are balanced by the flat stem stitch.
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