Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stitch Explorer - Chicken Scratch

I'm a little behind in Sharon B's latest challenge, so I haven't even signed up for it yet. On January 15th Sharon asked us to explore the technique of Chicken Scratch embroidery, so at the February meeting of my children's stitching group we worked on some simple chicken scratch bookmarks on checked cotton gingham. For the older girls we worked more complicated designs while the younger members worked a basic flower woven into the cross stitches. We tried to do our best cross stitch, with the top stitch always going in the same direction, and most of us succeeded, LOL. Here are my class samples, fused onto some vilene and pinked on the ends to neaten them up. I didn't have time to take photos of the actual childrens' work, they were so excited to have finished their bookmarks that they all bounded out the door to show their parents before I could get out my camera. Next time I'll be quicker off the mark.

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