Depression Lace Embroidery
With Linda Pietz
Jan 7, 4:00-6:00pm and Jan 9, 4:00-6:00pm CST
Depression Lace Embroidery AKA Chicken Scratch embroidery is a fun way to brighten gingham fabric for home accessories. Use the checks as the base for the different stitches and create a little nostalgia.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
The class sampler teaches some traditional Chicken Scratch patterns and an original by the instructor. You will work step-by-step through each design, learning both the Smyrna stitch and the needle weaving to complete them. Variations of the basic stitches give you countless ways to be creative.
The only question after finishing your sampler is what will you Chicken Scratch next? An apron? Cheery curtains for your kitchen?
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Students will need to read a basic chart and work with embroidery floss and an embroidery hoop.
• 1/2 yard of cotton, quarter-inch checked gingham; the designs show better on a lighter color
• 2 skeins white embroidery floss
• 4 different colors of floss
• 1 skein floss in a color for hair
• 1 to 2 skeins of floss in a color for skin
• Embroidery needle
• Small scissors
• Embroidery hoop