I love gingham almost as much as I love polka dots!
There is a fabulous article on gingham embroidery.
Gingham embroidery is a form of cross stitch
that is stitched on gingham fabric using the edges
of the squares instead of counting threads.
It's usually done with white thread
so the end results looks like lace.
Better known as chicken scratch
depression lace, or snow flake embroidery.
The directions are in the magazine.
Aren't they the definition of COUNTRY!
Probably in the 1950's.
This is how my love of sewing and needlework started.
Aprons and gingham.
She had the patience of a saint.
The pink floss on pink gingham is called
reverse chicken scratch.
look at this red gingham with black and white floss!
The black really draws your eye,
don't you think?
And the pocket and waistband detail.
Something I had never seen before.
Both the red and blue aprons were given to me
by a dear friend, Maretta.
She said she thought of me as soon as she saw them!
Wonder if both were made by the same lady?
In excellent condition.
No holes, tears, or rips.
50 x 64
With 4 matching napkins.
$50.00 includes shipping.
Payment thru Paypal.
My latest pillowcase creations.
I've found a book with more edging patterns.
And quick to do while watching TV.