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Back Stitch
Back stitch is one of the straight stitches, often used as an outlining stitch.
back stitch example
Cross Stitch
Probably the most popular and versatile stitch for all embroidery work.
cross stitch example
Chain Stitch
A popular stitch - chain stitch belongs to both the chain and outline stitch families.
chain stitch example

Stem Stitch

Stem stitch is one of the most favoured outlining stitches but it is also chosen for working stems of flowers.
stem stitch example