20 October 2010

embroidering on gingham

Gingham can be a great fabric to embroider on, and not just for working chicken scratch. It's already got a perfectly square grid so any patterns designed for cross stitch will work equally well on it. Use the corners of each small square (or skip over a few if the squares are very small) for your needle entry and exit holes.

rooster aprons

I found these two aprons recently at an antique mall—one pink gingham, the other yellow. Both have a row of brown and red chickens along the bottom. I'm including the pattern here — it's been a while since we've had a freebie! Enjoy!

Click the pattern image for a larger version.


MomWaldsPlace said...

What is it about gingham that always seems so fresh and homey, especially if it has embroidery? It is nice of you to share the pattern.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the pattern. I love roosters and can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

If I may add a warning - always check that the gingham is woven. There are printed ginghams on the market and they aren't always printed accurately on the grain line.

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Anonymous said...

Hello There! I just discovered your embroidery blog and am totally stoked!! I have been trying to learn how to decoratively stitch for a long time. I am so delighted to have found your blog and tutorials!! Thanks!!

Kathleen said...

I love gingham cross-stitch and I love anything with roosters! Thank you for this pattern. I hope you don't mind that I've included a link to your blog on my blog at http://missabigailshopechest.blogspot.com/