Vintage Chicken Scratch design, with quilting marks.
What Is Chicken Scratch Embroidery?
As the early settlers moved across America, the craft came with them. Thus, it's known by different names: Amish embroidery, depression lace, lace stitch, and snowflake embroidery.
Chicken Scratch is an easy type of embroidery, which gives the impression of appliquéd lace. With certain stitches, the thread or floss creates a lacelike design on the fabric. Three stitches are used to create chicken scratch embroidery the double cross-stitch, the straight running stitch, and the weaving stitch. (click here to see how the stitch is embroidered)
Additional materials needed to complete: Batting, hoop, needle, floss, and thread.
Each package contains two 15" pillowtops of poly/cotton broadcloth.
These pillowtops are easy to assemble. You can even put an invisible zipper in the bottom. This way you can use a 14" pillowform and easily remove the cover for washing. See the 9" firetruck pillow w/ zipper instructions under project ideas.
Floss requirements included.
|434||Light Brown|| |
|437||Light Tan|| |
|605||Light Cranberry|| |
|612||Light Drab Brown|| |
|801||Dark Coffee Brown|| |
|3021||Dark Brown Gray|| |
|3346||Hunter Green|| |
|3348||Light Yellow Green|| |
|3806||Light Pink|| |
|3820||Dark Straw|| |