… NO, not talking about my kids’ handwriting or mine since the advent of the computer :P
I’m rather late in the crafty game so this may not be news to most of you. Chicken Scratch Embroidery is stitched on gingham. It is also known as Amish embroidery, snowflake embroidery, cross-stitch on gingham, depression lace and gingham lace. It looks like a relatively easy type of embroidery that even kids can tackle and uses three simple stitches – double cross-stitch, straight running stitch and woven circle stitch.
Here are some links for those interested:
- Primrose Design’s write-up and pics of Chicken Scratch
- General Instructions for Chicken Scratch
- Chicken Scratch @ Feeling Stitchy
- Some samples at Flickr
- Info on Chicken Scratch and a star pattern
Just DYING to get me some gingham now!
Very pretty! First time I have come across it. I will try to keep a look out for gingham :)
Me too!!! I wonder if I can get some on my hols! It would be a lovely activity for the kids to on long fasting days! This post came just in time for me to pack my embroidery hoops!
Jazakillahu khayran Imaan. The first link is especially good for learning different stitches!
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Umme Yusuf, there is a factory that produces it here in PK so I know we will find some somehow! Ø¥Ù† Ø´Ø§Ø¡ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡!!
Umm Hibaat, good idea about those long fasting days. Ms M finds it hard to sit still sometimes so it would be good for her.
Hi Imaan. Thanks for commenting on my blog. :)
I’m currently working on the ginghams that I got. I’ll post a picture on my blog once it’s finished.
Thanks for sharing those links with us. Chicken scratch is a change from all those counted cross-stitching that we’ve all been doing. Call it a breath of fresh air if you would lol They’re very rustic which is probably why I like them.
I hope you’ll find some gingham for yourself soon to try out this chicken scratch embroidery thing. It’s fun! Good luck!!
Hi again Paul…
Looking forward to seeing more of your crafty creations!