complex stitches made up of smaller parts. Try sewing a decorative stitch withe the zigzag machine, then further embellishing with hand embroidery. I may have to try this some daywhen I get really adventurous-hope I can learn to do these stitches.
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?