This stitch can be used on either side of a ribbon or as an edge treatment.This is alternating big and small X stitches. A bead is stitched over the small X stitch and a row of buttonhole stitches cover the long Xstitch floats.
I learned a couple of things:
- make smaller stitches where the beads go ... so they don't show
- go back with another stitch from behind with ordinary thread to stabilize the beads (second sample)