Please, I need your help to identify this stitch.
Have you seen it before?
Have you worked it?
Do you know its name?
As you can see it looks like the Stem Stitch, but it is worked like a staggered Back Stitch.
The difference is most obvious on the back.
A friend of mine showed me this stitch. It was taught to her in school in the South of England. Her needlework teacher was a skilled court dressmaker.
Is this a dressmaking stitch rather than one for embroidery? If you have any information, please let me know.