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Today I’ve unexpectedly come across not one, but two blogs talking about Chicken Scratch Embroidery, also called Depression Lace. Above is a pic of Kerri Made’s beautiful handiwork (created from her own pattern!), which she cooked up after reading a how-to PDF posted online courtesy of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
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And Amy Karol just posted about the new Tie One On apron-making theme, which is “Gingham Summer”–she encourages the participants to give Chicken Scratch a go, with this vintage apron from her collection serving as a great example.

8 thoughts on “Chicken Scratch Embroidery

  1. I love Chicken Scratch Embroidery! I recently took a quilting class where we were taught how to do chicken scratch. I’m so glad to see this posted here :D

  2. I saw this type of embroidery hit on flickr around this time and I hadn’t gotten a chance to try it until now. It’s been a lot of fun :)

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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