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Beginning English Smocking by Hand



“Beginning English Smocking by Hand”

Learning to smock by hand is so much fun! We will practice basic smocking stitches on pleated fabric, and then create a Christmas ornament with smocked detail from Pink Hollybush Designs (see photo above, used by permission) for the class project. Once you learn the technique, you will want to smock classic children’s garments for your little ones, or even women’s fine clothing with touches of smocking. I will bring my entire collection of smocked clothes and items to give you ideas about where you can go with your new skill. Don’t want to sew the garments? You can order and smock pre-made “blank” children’s clothes that are already constructed and ready for you to do the fun part. Or make a lovely smocked sampler to frame for your own home or as a gift. We will discuss other forms of smocking that you will want to learn, such as picture smocking, American smocking, and others.


Your kit (included in class fee) will include a pleated solid fabric piece for practice, and most of the supplies for the Christmas ornament, including fabric, lace, ribbon, felt and a size 10 darning needle. You will also get the book Smocked Christmas Ornaments by Lisa Hawkes of Pink Hollybush Designs, an excellent reference with pictures and instruction for basic smocking stitches that includes smocking plates for several other styles of Christmas ornaments in addition to our project. Students will need to bring 3 colors of DMC embroidery floss to use (see below).


Class level: beginning hand smocker
Supplies to bring:
-embroidery scissors and ruler
-3 DMC embroidery floss skeins in colors to go with Christmas red fabric: light green, Christmas green,
and white (widely available at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Michaels, Walmart, etc)
Instructor: Lorie

https://www.pinkhollybushdesigns.com


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginning hand smocker
Materials Included: Your kit (included in class fee) will include a pleated solid fabric piece for practice, and most of the supplies for the Christmas ornament, including fabric, lace, ribbon, felt and a size 10 darning needle. You will also get the book Smocked Christmas Ornaments by Lisa Hawkes of Pink Hollybush Designs, an excellent reference with pictures and instruction for basic smocking stitches that includes smocking plates for several other styles of Christmas ornaments in addition to our project. Students will need to bring 3 colors of DMC embroidery floss to use (see below).
Requirements: Supplies to bring: -embroidery scissors and ruler -3 DMC embroidery floss skeins in colors to go with Christmas red fabric: light green, Christmas green, and white (widely available at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Michaels, Walmart, etc)
Instructor: Lorie
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