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Contemporary Smocking Dorothea Hall

Contemporary Smocking

Dorothea Hall

Published May 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781861081414
Paperback
144 pages
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Smocking is no longer just a practical means of gathering fabric. In this manual, Dorothea Hall seeks to put a contemporary spin on this traditional craft. She combines exquisite fabrics and exuberant colours with highlights of twinkling beads andMoreSmocking is no longer just a practical means of gathering fabric. In this manual, Dorothea Hall seeks to put a contemporary spin on this traditional craft. She combines exquisite fabrics and exuberant colours with highlights of twinkling beads and buttons, giving modern applications for smocking. There are instructions on all the basic techniques, along with a stitch library and a section on finishing. There are ideas for projects, ranging from the simple to the more complicated, and including: cushion covers and bolsters- curtain tie-backs- pot pourri- confetti sachets- a laundry bag- a shoulder bag- a babys bonnet and dress- a house and garden sampler- and Christmas tree baubles.