The stem stitch is perfect for creating vines and stems, hence the name! I also love to use it for lettering when I want the letters to really look blended.
This stitch is another simple embroidery stitch that is important for all level of embroidery artists to learn and know.
Below is a video tutorial for creating the stem stitch!
If you are wanting to practice the stem stitch, I'd Spend Nine Lives With You is a great pattern for you! This pattern uses SIMPLE embroidery stitches that is perfect for beginners and is fun for intermediate and advanced embroiderers.