Christmas stitches one and all . I might be a little addicted to this stitch. (I pulled out this brown backstitches that were emulating branches, they annoyed my sense of pattern/symmetry. Plus they were a little too ‘obvious’, yknow?
detailed instructions for embroidery stitches - rocksea & sarah embroidery - site is not in English but there are arrows to the right and left of the image that allow you to scroll through many more excellent tutorials