7.16.2008

Stitch School: Chicken Scratch

Stitch School has moved to it's very own space on the web! You'll now find the Chicken Scratch post here. Comments are now closed on this post; if you'd like to leave a comment please do so on the new one.

15 comments:

Carolyn McNeil said...

I like the apron. The technique does resemble lace when complete. I think I'll give it a try...Thanks!
Carolyn
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Thriftin and Craftin said...

That's an awesome post. Thanks so much for the tutorials!

Miss 376 said...

This brought backsome memories, haven't done this since school

Meredith said...

What a fun stitch combination!! Thanks for the lovely details :)

Patty said...

Thanks for the step-by-step pictures! I think I've only seen drawings so far and this is much better.

Junie Moon said...

Chicken scratch embroidery is so lovely and reminds me of my beloved grandmother. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Super Cool. Must try. Thanks very much.
JZ in VA

Pieces said...

Oh, my mom made me a dress in grade school that was lavender gingham with chicken scratch on the bodice and the hem. I loved that dress! Thanks for the reminder and the tutorial. I'd like to give this a try.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would like to know where I can purchase the red and white checkered material you used; I presume it is not gingham?
Thanks,

Marva

janet said...

Marva, it is gingham! I had this piece in my fabric stash but I've seen gingham in lots of different colors at Joann Fabrics. Try to get 100% cotton if you can - the poly/cotton blend just doesn't feel as nice.

JessieEarthMomma said...

I just love the last photo!

Ginger said...

Wonderful tutorial thank you so much for showing us how!
hugs ginger

CC said...

What a great tutorial you did..and the instructions are so easy to follow. I just found your blog and I think it's wonderful..I hope you don't mind, I've added you to my list of blogs I enjoy looking at

Mary said...

In 1964, when expecting our first child, I made curtains from 1/4" yellow checked gingham fabric. If you use the smaller checks, you can just do the regular cross stitches on the corners of the checks. I designed bluebirds for the curtains.

nima said...

Thank you for this tutorial...i have to try it soon....