You can "dress up" many embroidery stitches by lacing them or whipping them with another thread. It's like creating a whole new stitch - only really simple! Here are some tips & techniques for lacing and whipping all kinds of embroidery stitches.
How to embroider the Griffin Stitch - a colorful lattice filling used in hand embroidery & needlepoint. This is a little more complex than simple lattice fillings, but it works up quickly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how easy Griffin Stitch is!