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    Smocking Books

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    New  Designer Smocking For Tots to Teens
    10 Delightful projects for the trendy tot up to the fashion conscious teen

    No longer just the domain of babies and toddlers,
    smocking reveals itself as a fashion statement in these trendy outfits.
    You'll find it in unexpected places- embellishing jeans, highlighting a floral print
    or starring as a decorative trim on pajamas.
    Each garment comes with a multi-size paten and complete instructions for smocking and construction.

    This book brings smocking to today's styles!


    Sew Cute Couture
    Gail Doane

    25 Projects including 10 jackets, 10 dresses, a skirt and 4 bags. Complete multi-sized sewing patterns, detailed step- by-step instructions for smocking, embroidery and construction. With beautiful photos to inspire, and illustrations it's easy to create handcrafted styles

    I love the styles in this book!

    BH-054......sorry sold out

    A-Z of Smocking

    Everything you ever wanted or needed to know about smocking is covered in this spiral bound manual for the beginner through advanced smocker. Over 1000 fabulous color photographs are included to guide you step-by-step through the techniques and projects. 


    A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

    This book will lead you through every step of turning your gorgeous smocked design into a piece of wearable art or a family heirloom. Packed with easy to follow instruction and fabulous tips from the experts, this book is a must for everyone in love with fabric, smocking or sewing. Over 580 superb step-by- step colour photographs. 


    English Smocking
    By Grace Knott

    The text your mother learned from, updated and revised by the woman that brought English Smocking to Canada. Basic well written instructions with everything you need to know to get started in smocking.


    Ellen McCarn on English Smocking

    A basic smocking guide for beginners, with 32 pages of beautifully illustrated instructions including sections on pleating and garment construction. 150 step-by-step illustrations, photographs and seven designs make this volume a must for smocking student or teacher.


    Picture Smocking
    Ellen McCarn

    The definitive guide for picture smocking, this 48 page colour book is a must for beginning and advanced smocking instruction. With over 100 step-by-step illustrations & photographs, this volume also contains seven colour designs, 12 interchangeable designs, 12 yoke borders, and 12 round neck borders, & lots of tips.


    One Stitch At a Time
    by Ellen McCarn

    A great guide for beginners in English Smocking as this teaching guide contains 6 designs, a pillow pattern and eyelet and lace collar instructions. 7 pages.


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    The Joy of Smocking
    By Martha Pullen

    Everything you ever wanted to know about smocking including how to operate the Pullen Pleater, English smocking and Picture smocking. Pattern for a nightgown is included. Stitches are well explained in Martha’s flamboyant style and some very helpful hints are included as well.


    Treasury of Smocking Designs
    By Allyne Holland

    Contains Geometric Smocking plates, Cross-Over Combinations, Picture Smocking and Advanced Designs
    Also includes some instruction on stitches.
    2 full pages of colour plates
    48 pages Soft cover

    BH-045........Out of Stock

    the art of pleaterless smocking
    by Ann Hallay

    Use two-colour even striped fabric and floss and stitch your way to beautiful designs. The way the stitches reveal or conceal the striped fabric produces the pattern. Some magazines have patterns for counterchange. Click here for fabric suitable for counterchange smocking. Scroll down to the stripes. The pink and blue are perfect size. I also have smocking plates for counterchange smocking.


    Geometric Smocking
    Juliet Macdonald

    26 full colour pages of examples and smocking plates. 48 clear, easy to follow design plates. Some basic instruction is included as well.


    Australian Smocking for Beginners
    By Margie Bauer

    covers history of smocking, materials, pleaters, stitches, stacking cables, reading graphs, backsmocking, centering designs. Includes small projects, a yoke style dress directions, the bishop, and more. Mostly black and white but large clear diagrams for the stitches.


    Beautiful Bishops

    The timeless bishop is easy to construct and looks divine on all ages. This comprehensive book is designed for the beginner through to the advanced smocker. It includes 9 multi-sized bishop style dresses. The absolutely gorgeous photography is accompanied by step-by-step techniques as well as hints, tips and easy instructions.


    The Pleater Manual

    A comprehensive guide to the use of the Smocking Pleater
    This is a non brand specific instruction manual that teaches you how to pleat in a series of 17 lessons. Many other topics are covered including choosing a pleater, pleater jargon and caring for a pleater.


    Classic Smocking Designs

    Superb Smocking designs suitable for all levels of smockers
    10 designs full colour with great directions.


    Perfect Picture Smocking

    Learn how to create picture smocking to enhance adorable classic garments for your loved ones in Laura Jenkins Thompson's book. Through concise instructions and over 140 detailed illustrations, Laura shows you step-by-step from start to finish how to form smocked figures using stacked cables.

    If you have struggled with picture smocking or are afraid to attempt it, this book will lead you to success!

    BH -053.......out of stock


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