gingham fabric, also known as Amish embroidery, depression
lace, teneriffe lace or snowflaking. This technique of embroidery is believed to have originated in the United States. It became largely popular during the 1930’s and 1950’s and was used to create a more expensive, lace-like appearance to less expensive gingham fabric that was more readily available to women during this period. It is characterized by three main types of hand embroidery stitches: running stitch, cross-stitch and double cross-stitch.