Simple embroidery stitch that starts with a row of simple back stitches. With a blunt needle, the yarn is then looped through the stitches. This can be done on fabric, of course, but is also beautiful on knitted or crocheted pieces.
It's inevitable: Every time I purge hoarded objects, I discover "I really could have used that." These and more great ideas here for applique (perhaps inspired by a hoard of pretty scraps) by a talented artist !