G is for Gingham.............
This blue and white checkered piece of cloth is also referred to as gingham.
Gingham comes in many colors - most people are familiar with the red and white checkered tablecloths that get used for picnicking in the summertime.
It is made of cotton and there is no right or wrong side to this fabric - both are identical.
The stitching that is done on this cloth is known as Chicken Scratching and it is only done on gingham cloth.
The design pattern is embroidered only on the very dark and very light squares. The stitches are embroidered in the opposite color of the square.
It sounds confusing, but if you look closely you can see the white stitches on the dark blue square, and the dark blue stitches are on the white squares.
Check out the in-between hues - they look almost solid against the stitches.
I like the effect - and you only get it from gingham cloth!
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