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Thread: They call it "Chicken Scratch" WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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    They call it "Chicken Scratch" WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    Every now and then you get something really special in the swaps on this board, this is definitely one of them. Mawluv sent this pincushion to me on the pincushion swap.

    Look at the trim even it is hand sewn. I've never seen " chicken scratch" before. Something tells me this is a Prime example of this technique.

    Thank you so much Mawluv! It's beautiful, I'm not so sure I will fill it with pins.
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    What a cute pin cushion! I love the details, and I want one too! Mawluv if you are reading this, let me know if I can pay you to make one for me.

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    wow this is adorable love the chicken scratch work never have seen it except in books
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    To pretty to stick things into. BrendaK
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    that is just beautiful! i want one too! i agree with Karen, ill pay for one
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    What a treasure. Beautiful keepsake.
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    Now I feel old. I did an apron for a present and yes, it took forever. Okay, that was fifty-some years ago. Perhaps it is making a comeback? It was fun, pretty but time-consuming. Glad to see your pin cushion. It does bring back memories. Thanks.


















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    wow-too pretty to poke .
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    Very pretty. I was going to make chicken scratch pillows but, never did. This was in a Family circle or Woman's Day Magazine in the 70s, 80s at the latest. I finally donated the gingham fabrics.
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    that's a really cute pincushion, and great sewing
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    Beautiful pin cushion!

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    yes.... very pretty

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    Sew very pretty!!
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    Cute cute cute!
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    Wow I Love it to BarbTN

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    I guess I am dating myself too: I remember my Mom & Grandma making hen scratch aprons, trim on curtains, detail on toaster covers, etc.

    What is "old" is "new again.......

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    I love chicken scratch....it is really very easy but does take some time. I used to do quite a bit of it about 25 years ago. My daughter (a teenager at that time) also did it. We made some really cute stuff. Still have some books with patterns in somewhere. Should dig them out and try it again.
    The pin cushion is very cute. One of a kind!! Almost too pretty to stick pins in!!
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    I love it! Color me green!
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    It's beautiful! How nice to be the recipient of something so special and obviously made with great care and love in every stitch!
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    Chicken Scratch was popular when I was a young bride

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    I have to agree with Brenda, it is to pretty to use.
    I would have it on display, the needle work is beautiful.
    ~Dana~

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    Wow, that's awesome!
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    Its too lovely for words.
    i wish i could get some patterns for it.
    i binged and couldnt find any. If someone
    finds the patterns,please pm me.

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    Lovely Chicken Scratch for a special pin cushion. My Mom did Chicken Scratch on the front of a sun dress for me that I wore home from the hospital for my first son - 1966!! She also added smocking with it ---remember that?? :-)

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    I love it, wish I had one too!

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