In geography, there are a lot of lines, latitude, longitude, the Equator, the Date Line, and so on. We will devote this lesson to a line that has become a stitch, the Outline Stitch.
Can you spot the difference?
Of course you can!
The picture at the top is the Stem Stitch, where the thread is hanging downwards,
and the picture underneath is the Outline Stitch. You see how the thread is kept above the stitching line.
Mary Corbet has written a good article about the Stem Stitch vs the Outline Stitch and how an S- and a Z-twisted thread look when used for these two stitches.
Swedish name: Vänstersytt Stjälkstygn
French name: Point de Tige Contrarié
Read the article and then create something freely using either Cotton a Broder (S-twisted)
On my Aida sampler: