The next row on my Stitch Explorer Sampler is another exploration of Chicken Scratch. I doubt anyone would recognize it as that, but I used the basic ground of cross stitches, upright this time, and placed with uneven spacing to created an elongated space for wrapping with a gold thread.
I tried adding other stitches around these units, but found that it looked best just like this.
I’m working on one more row of Chicken Scratch variation and then I think I’ll be done with this exploration. I like the more traditional one that I did first, in green, better than these others I’ve been exploring. But I can definitely see the potential of this stitch.