Living Up to Your Name

A recent acquisition, originally published in 1952, which we picked up during one of our Wombling jaunts where we go looking for treasures of a textile nature. Not only were we taken with the striking cornflower blue cover but also the author's name. How apt!  
Now for some fun playing with a few of those techniques...

 

Comments

Dottie.Dollie said…
Smocking is great! There are only a few basic stitches, and you combine them in different ways and with diffrent colours to create the pattern...the tricky part is pleating.....but a pleater makes it easier. Have fun!!!
Murgatroyd said…
Hi Dottie! Have had a dabble in the past but nothing to write home about. A pleater eh? Um, sounds interesting...
Dottie.Dollie said…
Oh yes, you NEED a pleating machine if you're going to do a lot of smocking....it has lots of needles, and rolling bits, you feed your fabric in and it comes out all pleated up, and ready for smocking!
You can push sheer fabric through it in a random manner, and get some wondeful textures too....but they are quite expensive, I wonder if there are any on ebay..... :)
Murgatroyd said…
OK...perhaps we'll take a look! Although, Bean is a little accident prone with mechanical things..