The tassel flower There are plenty of flowers in nature which are soft and fuzzy. The tassel flower gives you the means to portrait them properly. You can leave the ends in loops or cut them up for the fuzzy/fringe look.
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?