Chicken Scratch Embroidery

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.
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. Cassie Ogle says:

    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. Rabid Designs says:

    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 :)

  3. SHAMIM BANO says:

    great dude blog : Chicken Scratch Embroidery I just love it.
    I seen some great stuff here also

  4. LOUISE says:

    I have some squares that are done but I don’t know how to do it. Does anyone know how I can get the pattern?

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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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