Petal Chain Stitch - One of 48 very well written tutorials with step by step photos by Sarah. ~ Picture Dictionary for all 48 Tutorials found: http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/reference/picture-dictionary
I ❤ embroidery . . . Hand Embroidery: Lettering and Text 4: Stem Stitch: Stem stitch is a beautiful rope-like hand embroidery stitch that works great for writing with a needle and thread. There are two real difficulties with stem stitch: stitch direction and curves. I’ll try to eliminate both of those difficulties in this tutorial.
How to Sew a Pillow Closed by Hand with a Blind (Ladder) Stitch