Lyda: "This is the first real embroidery stitch i learned, i used it on the seams of my apron dress." Vandyke stitch, several extant things have this on them in some form or another (see Medieval Clothing and Textiles vol VIII?
Scroll Stitch This beautiful surface embroidery stitch is worked by looping the thread under the needle as you stitch, creating a graceful scroll-like effect. It can mimic rippling water or waves when used in beach or water-themed embroidery projects.
Marigold + Mars' Blooms and Hand-Lettered Embroideries Marigold + Mars is hand embroidery by Cristin Morgan. Her colorful hoop art is centered around lettering and flowers, often combining them into one piece.