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How-To: Hand Pleating and Smocking

Craft & Design Yarncraft

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]

3 thoughts on “How-To: Hand Pleating and Smocking

  1. Thread says:

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

  2. Pam Gurganus Wynne says:

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

  3. How To Do Smocking By Hand | Adsense says:

    […] How-To: Hand Pleating and Smocking | Make: DIY … – amazingly beautiful work, how much patience do you need for that? […]

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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