Brazilian Embroidery is different from surface embroidery & stumpwork in that it is a very dimensional embroidery. It makes use of woven picots, lots of French knots, bullion stitches, cast on stitch, drizzle stitch, and so forth.
This is "Lilac Time" by Brazilian embroidery designer Evelyn Bailey. It was embroidered by Christine Hause. Divine. Image courtesy of http://www.christinehause.com/Class%20Samples%20L%20.htm
The cast-on stitch is used in Brazilian embroidery and stumpwork embroidery to create beautiful dimensional flowers and leaves. This hand embroidery tutorial will show you step-by-step how to easily embroider a perfect cast-on stitch rose.