This past week I’ve been busy getting ready for the Sewing At The Beach retreat. I’m so thrilled to have been asked to teach at this event. One of the classes I’ll be teaching is a North American smocking technique – otherwise known as fabric manipulation – on a sweet halter top.
I recognize that not everyone sews for little girls, so it had been my earnest desire to make another sample that was on a pillow. I could see this on pillows made in a variety of fabrics. Silk is one that comes to mind. I have yet to try this on silk.
However, I did make the time to do the smocking on a piece for a pillow, using the same white sateen fabric as I used for the top. I finished up the pillow and am quite pleased with the results. Of course, the pillow was much more smocking than the halter top!
So now I have something to show with this interesting technique that anyone could make. If I had more time, I’d be bringing samples of the technique on different fabrics. But alas, I am making up some last-minute kits, so that’s not possible at this time. Maybe next time. 🙂
I head to the beach tomorrow and will be there for a week. I know this will be a fun event and I’ll be sharing it with many other women that love all types of sewing and needlework. Hope to see some of you there!!!