Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chicken scratch 2

I continued to experiment with chicken scratch on the same fabric. This time I made cross stitches with white DMC and laced them ones. Then I made a small example in two colours. When I laced it, I inserted the needle in the opposite direction to make loops.
I wanted to know how it looked with a different colour, so I used blue on the white areas . . .
. . . and blue on the red areas for a different look.
The last thing I tried was a square set on it's point. First I did the white parts on the red areas.
Then I filled the white areas with red to complete the square. I think it looks good.
I made these ATC's for a purple swap a few days before the start of stitch explorer. I used fabric with shapes of diamonds. The top one is done in chicken scratch, the bottom one in trellis. You can take a closer look at them here.

3 comments:

  1. Vooral het laatste vierkant vind ik erg mooi en ook de paarse ATC. Geeft weer inspiratie voor verdere experimenten!

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  2. Hoi Annet, mooie werkjes heb je weer gemaakt. Kon het niet laten om jou te "taggen". Kijk maar even op mijn weblog.

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  3. I particularly like the bottom white and red design. It's great.

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