… 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!