Casalguidi is a hand embroidery technique that involves several layers of stitches - all easy! - resulting in a very raised, dimensional, cord-like line on the surface of your embroidery project. It's a pretty cool stitch!!
At conclusion of tutorial stitcher adds 2 beads to the end of the raised stem transforming it into a caterpiller.:D How-To: Casalguidi Stitch (padded, raised stem stitch) from Mary Corbet of Needle 'n Thread.