The A-Z of smocking has over a thousand step-by-step photographs bring smocking within reach of anyone who can thread a needle.
This book features all smocking stitches, clearly explained for beginners, but also has inspiring examples & new or little-known techniques for the experienced smocker.
It shows how to work the stitches, read graphs, and select colours, fabric and threads.
It teaches how to pleat and block a garment, gives advice on different techniques such as ribbon weaving, counterchange, template and freeform smocking and much more.
It is bursting with hints, ideas and inspirational photographs. There is full advice on the fabric, needles and thread needed and a glossary of smocking terms. Interspersed throughout the book there are helpful hints for all the stitches and techniques, and beautiful photographs of smocked garments to inspire the reader to pick up a needle.