I had never heard the term “chicken scratch embroidery,” until last week when I stopped into an antique store and stumbled across two aprons that I feel in love with.
It just happened that the antique booth owner was in her booth and was able to explain to me what the fancy stitching on the front of the aprons were. She explained that the chicken scratch emboridery was sometimes called Amish embroidery, depression lace or gingham tracks. It made the aprons even more special to think that someone took the extra time to add those finishing touches. I was very excitied to add these to my apron collection!
Double Cross Stitch
Work a cross stitch from corner to corner in one square of the gingham.
Then work a straight cross stitch over this. Remember to do your cross stitches in the same order so all your threads go in the same direction.