Thursday, 29 November 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday - Chicken Scratch on the train

Work in Progress Wednesday is a great way to keep on adding stitching to any project. The UFOs are thinning out!

I have been on a trip where I had to travel by train for a long distance. That is the perfect time to stitch but not anything that requires lots of packing (beads, ribbons, scissors, pins, bobbins of thread, needles....).

With only a hoop, a needle and pre-cut strands of thread, I worked on a Chicken Scratch embroidery I started earlier in the year. I manage to do about half of this during this trip (heavy rain made it impossible to enjoy the view from the train window so work was easy):


Excuse the awful colours; I took the photographs under electric light.

I have also added a small wheel to the crazy quilt block:


To see much more impressive Work In Progress go to Sharon's page!

8 comments:

  1. your chicken scratch is looking good, it is wonderful how a few stitches can make a check fabric come to life like you have done.
    The wheel works well on the block.

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  2. Love the wheel, great using all your time by working on the train journey.
    Well done.

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  3. Your stitches make the fabric something special. I like your wheel. Hope weather will become better!

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  4. Chicken scratch is so much fun! I like your pattern and the funny wheel on your CQ.

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  5. It seems very motivating to report about progress on a WIP every Wednesday.

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  6. Beautiful chicken scratch. It is something I have wanted to try.

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  7. I've just started researching "chicken scratch" as we took it for the stitch if the month in Sydney (NSW Aust) Embroiderers Guild's colour group. and I have been playing with different size grids
    It was know as 'Australian Cross Stitch" amongst may other names.
    so I started to search out different stitch combination's used. Yet to get into the guilds research room to see their examples'
    How do I find your original post earlier this year? Robin

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    1. I don't think this piece of work has been featured on my blog before so there is no 'original post earlier in this year' I'm afraid.

      I did my research using Google Image and then clicked my way round various posts. Interesting pieces to read are at Mary Corbet's: http://www.needlenthread.com/types-of-hand-embroidery/chicken-scratch

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