Rope stitch is probably the most rich looking embroidery stitch of this family. It follows a series of closed up twisted chain stitches to form an embossed rope look. You need to know the twisted chain stitch to be able to do the rope stitch.
Lavender and Lilac: Tutorial 3: Point to Point and Point Fern
Fly Stitch Tutorial
Ribbon Embroidery Stitchionary - pictorial of a few basic ribbon embroidery stitches mostly for flowers.