As an American traveling in a foreign country, the last thing you want to do is stand out like a sore thumb. Not only do you have a greater chance of getting sucked into tourist traps, but you're also a more obvious target for getting mugged or even kidnapped.
Stem stitch is an easy & beautiful embroidery stitch. You can use it for lines or for filling, and you can even shade with it. To improve you stem stitch, check out these 12 articles with tips and instructions on how to work the stem stitch, how to shade and fill with it, how to make sharp corners with it, and more!