After a little bit of discussion on Chicken Scratch at the demo this evening, I thought I would provide a few links on Chicken Scratch Embroidery, also known as (AKA) Depression Lace, AKA Australian Lace, AKA Snowflaking, AKA Tenneriffe Lace, AKA Amish Embroidery for those of you who are participating in this year’s Guild Challenge, or for those of you who may be interested.
There are a growing number of blogs, websites and other venues on the internet about Chicken Scratch Embroidery. Do a google search and you are likely to get more than 24, 000 hits (that is how many webpages found with Chicken Scratch Embroidery mentioned).
There are a couple of good websites that explain how to do the embroidery, I have listed a couple here. (All links will open in a new window or tab).
http://primrosedesign.blogspot.com/2008/07/stitch-school-chicken-scratch.html – this site shows very detailed close-up of the stitches.
A couple of sites that display either the chicken scratch patterns and/or chicken scratch on aprons:
There are also a few books for Chicken Scratch Patterns, one source is:
If you want to see lots of pictures/photos/images of Chicken Scratch Embroidery, goto google.com and type in Chicken Scratch Embroidery, then click on the IMAGES link near the top of the page. Have fun! You’ll see patterns, vintage patterns, aprons, pillows, quilts, vintage items, and much much more!