Spring Location: Simply Smocking Stitches - Aug 24, 2018 10:00 am
Smocking, an age-old needle art, is simply embroidery stitches accomplished over pleats. Using just a needle and thread you, the needle artist, can create texture, flexibility, design and a bit of whimsy to most any fabric.
Each student will be provided with a pre-pleated fabric sampler on which to practice the basic smocking stitches as well as needles and floss. The stitches taught are: outline, stem, cable, baby wave, trellis, and floweretts. A new vocabulary of smocking terminology accompanied by the techniques needed to execute the stitches will open the door to discover a new passion lasting a life time.