Well, here is what I did with the Open Chain Stitch to make a seam treatment. After I had done the open chain stitch with two strands of pale yellow DMC, I used red seed beads to attach gold Heisha Spacer Beads on every other step of the ladder. Next I used Gloriana Princess Perle Petite (#121 Holly Berry) to do a row of herringbone stitch on either side. I finished up using a soft green Japanese silk buttonhole thread to add a straight stitch cross on the base of each herringbone and three detached chain (laisy daisy) stitches on the top.
I thought the Open Chain Stitch, or Ladder Stitch, looked pretty boring when I posted it for this weeks BAS Challenge, so I wanted to go ahead and see what I could do to make it interesting right away. I am happy with it.