Couching with crochet chains?
Embroidery on a printed fabric. This is exactly how I want to practice embroidery - starting with my art star crafts bazaar tote bag.
The double ric rac in the middle is lovely with the lazy daisy flowers french knots.(ooooh, love, LOVE the creative combination of embroidery stitches and rick rack!
vintage embroidered light pink table runner tablecloth by Retroom
Richard Saja, Embroidery Artist ~ Interview from Sweet Paul magazine, via Etsy