This luncheon cloth is the last find from my treasure hunt at the thrift store last week. I have to confess I have a special weakness for chicken scratch embroidery, also known as snowflake embroidery. With very simple stitches gingham is transformed in a most charming way.
This piece struck me as special because the gingham check is much smaller than most of the pieces I have. There is a lot of work here - if you click on the picture to enlarge it you will see the number of stitches involved.
I have also included closer pictures of the border design as well as the center motif. The edging is crocheted with a varigated crochet thread.