Thursday 4 October 2012

Our creative space...

An other slow project: smocking on polka dots. I love this kind of smocking, on dots, or stripes, or gingham, because it doesn't need previous pleating

Pleating is the most ardous and boring step in smocking, unless you have a pleater.

This is simple: join the dots and pull the thread. Lovely little flowers are formed and your fabric is pleated at the same time.

And this is the back.

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  1. even without the pleating, that's a lot of handiwork! I love the effect on polka dots :D

  2. Spectacular result from the humble polka dot!

  3. I love it, although I'm not sure I'd have the patience to try it myself!