|Star Topper - Chicken Scratch Embroidery|
Also known as Depression Lace, Amish Embroidery, and Tic-Tac-Toe embroidery among others, this technique uses just a few simple stitches to embellish gingham checkered fabric and give the appearance of a lace overlay, depending on the placement of lights and darks.
My sister had these little gingham toppers in her collection. We're not sure if they were our Mother's or Grandmother's tablecloths.
|Tiny hand-stitched rolled hem. Looks like my Mother's handwork.|
|A well-used Tablecloth|
Since Gingham is making a comeback these days, I thought I'd look in to this adorable vintage embroidery technique.
Check it out on Cutting Corners over at Riley Blake Designs. ↓↓ Click to see the tutorial...
...and directions to make this sweet little pincushion.
Have you made anything with gingham? Have you tried chicken scratch embroidery? I think my next project will be to make a little topper of my own, along with some gingham cloth napkins with a Spring motif. Yes. Then maybe Spring will come.