I do a lot of embroidery, but I rarely consider methods that go beyond the usual hand-stitches on flat surfaces. That’s why I find these hand-pleating and hand-smocking tutorials from Marie Grace Designs to be so fascinating—it’s like embroidery design in 3D!
While the projects don’t look like they’re for the faint of heart or the short of patience, the results certainly are complex and beautiful.
[Via We Love French Knots]

Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox

Brooklyn-based DIY from a Gal in Granny Glasses

  • Thread

    amazingly beautiful work, how much patience do you need for that?

  • Pam Gurganus Wynne

    Well this didnt tell me a thing about how to smock.

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