Laidwork is a raised filling stitch which can be adapted to cover any area.
It is often found in abstract designs or in pictorial work, especially crewel work. The laidwork base differs from satin stitch in that the underneath stitches do not cover the back of the fabric, but are taken along the edge of the shape to be stitched.
I have used laidwork to produce bright fun balloons on a baby's bib. The first layer adds the base colour, alternatively you can leave the background fabric unstitched, and just work the laidwork trellis.
The balloons are very easy to work, and once the long stitches are completed, embellishments can then be added: this is usually done with contrasting thread. You will need to remember not to pull the thread too tightly to stop the fabric puckering. It is also important to use an embroidery hoop to help keep the tension of the stitches and fabric even.Fill the area with close, long vertical stitches to cover the background.
How to create rouched roses
Work the laid trellis on top by bringing the needle up at 1, down at 2, up at 3, down at 4 and so on. Next work diagonal stitches in the opposite direction, up at 7, down at 8 and so on. Finally, to finish, work small horizontal stitches over each intersection to hold the threads in place.