Chicken Scratch Embroidery

I have always wanted to learn Chicken Scratch Embroidery.  There are so many examples if you do a Google search.  I found some really good tutorials on the needlenthread site and decided to give it a try.


I simply LOVE red and white gingham!!

First I chose my fabric and put in a 1/4″ hem all the way around.IMG_0756

Then I just started stitching!  I am doing this “in hand” right now, but am finding that keeping the tension consistent is giving me a little bit of a challenge.  I think once I finish up these green leaves, I’ll put it in a hoop and see it that make it a little easier.  I know that when I’m done, giving it a good press will even things out as well.