A-Z of Smocking will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful smocked garments. A-Z of Smocking is published by Search Press Classics. This book is designed to reveal every secret and answer every question you have on this timeless art. Over a thousand step-by-step photographs, featuring every smocking stitch, clearly explained for beginners. In easy to handle size, the book includes inspiring examples and new or little-known techniques to appeal to experienced smockers. Pictures demonstrate how to work the stitches, read graphs, and select colours, fabric and threads. A-Z of Smocking teaches how to pleat and block a garment and gives advice on different techniques such as ribbon weaving, counterchange, template and freeform smocking and much more. It is bursting with hints, ideas and inspirational photographs. Contains great advice about fabric, needles and thread required and includes a glossary of smocking terms.
50 color illustration