Friday, 22 July 2005

Chicken Scratch at Gina's

There is another Chicken Scratch discovery over at Gina's at Patra's Place - she has a 1996 book that calls it Swiss Embroidery now - we have seen it called Australian Cross Stitch in other places.

However what fascinates me is that there is a stitch in the examples shown in Gina's that is completely different to any of the stitches shown in the books/examples that Pam and I have come across so far. Click on the pictures for a better view.

The post is spread over three posts, so I have just given the general blog link - you need to look for all of the entries on Friday 22nd July (just in case you are reading this later).

Thanks Gina - the mystery continues to grow as to where/when it originated.

And, speaking of Chicken Scratch, here is an example of another piece from Margaret J (some of those who read here are in a Round Robin with her), who is in my class. This piece is her own design, and is unfinished. She is also into crossover, where she is using other techniques around it.

Chicken Scratch House

The large version is HERE.


Blogger z_mnor said...

thanks Chloe for the CSH info. Am glad that I visiting your blog today. Will visit Patra's Place afterwards : )

9:56 am  
Blogger Maureen said...

Very interesting,calling it Swiss embroidery.
I'll have to email a pic to my DDs Mother in Law and see what a traditional Swiss person calls it!

6:18 pm  

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