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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!
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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
http://www.thezenofmaking.com


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    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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