Ya'll do know what It is, don'tcha?
Here's your Three Choices
1 A Texas Barn Dance
2 A Skin Rash
3 A Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern
If you picked #3....Ya Got It!
The origin of Chicken Scratch is uncertain, but the craft does date back to early America. As the early settlers traveled across the land and seas to settle their new homes, the craft came with them.
It is known as Amish Embroidery, cross stitch on gingham, depression lace, gingham lace, gingham tracks, lace stitch and snowflake embroidery.
Chicken Scratch is an easy type of embroidery done on gingham (checkered) fabric, which gives the impression of appliqued lace.
With embroidery thread or floss, certain stitches create lace like designs. Gingham fabric comes in 4, 8 or 16 squares per square inch.
Three simple stitches are used in Chicken Scratch...
* Double Cross Stitch
*Straight Running Stitch
*Woven Circle Stitch
Now that you know about Chicken Scratch Embroidery, are you ready to...
* Buy a few yards of gingham
* Buy several colors of embroidery thread
* Buy a couple of Apron Patterns
* Sit N Sew
* Hoop N Stitch