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.
this is similar to the type of embroidery I was trying to remember from a project I did with my mom. I will have to pull out some needlework books and try to find it. Pulled some threads OUT of the fabric after stitching.