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jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6974282

Does anyone do any smocking? I used to do dresses for DD. She is now 17 and wouldn't appreciate it anymore. I still have alot of patterns.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 28, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #6998184

I still do smocking! Here are two of my projects:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/773207/

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/813800/

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #6999286

Those are cool. I like the fishes. Thanks for the posts.
Terri1948
Yorkshire

August 31, 2009
5:55 AM

Post #7007359

Oh my!! Jeannie those are beautiful and so nicely smocked. I fear I'll never be quite that good.

Jumper2 I'm just learning how to smock after seeing some rather pretty Christmas balls made using polestyrene balls and smocked bands. I bought a smocking pleater and really enjoy practicing. I had no idea you could actually get patterns for smocking. I thought people were really clever and just made the designs up as they smocked. In fact I just bought a book of square graph paper so that I could make some designs for this years smocked balls.
I have some pictures of the balls I made last year somewhere and will post one if I remember (but you all must promise not to laugh) LOL

Thanks for the original post Jumper2 it was great to hear there are others out there that smock.

Terri

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 31, 2009
8:11 PM

Post #7009396

I have patterns for balls and eggs. They are really cool. I even have one for smocking on the top edge of stockings.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 31, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #7009867

Thanks Terri - you just have to keep practising!
Terri1948
Yorkshire

September 1, 2009
5:44 AM

Post #7011664

Jumper2, what a lovely idea! I would never thought to use smocking for the top of a stocking. Would you share with me where you bought the patterns as I would love to get some and doing an online search didn't give me much info. Do you have any pictures of your smocking?

Thanks Jeannie63, the finished articles are so pretty that even with the little mistakes everyone admires them... worth keeeping practicing I think :)

Terri

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

September 1, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #7012222

Oh, believe me, mine are full of mistakes!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2009
2:30 PM

Post #7012601

Where can I go to learn? Is there anything on-line?

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2009
3:24 PM

Post #7012798

No pics, but I'll look up the pattern companies for you.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 2, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #7018768

I found the pattern for the stocking top and a ball. "Christmas Ball and Stocking with Candy Cane Letters" by ellen mccarn. McCarn Enterprises is the company.
Terri1948
Yorkshire

September 3, 2009
8:06 AM

Post #7020095

Thanks Jumper2, I'll do a Google search for them later :)
Looking forward to seeing those.

Terri

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 9, 2009
6:01 PM

Post #7044668

Pottery Barn shows curtains with smoking on top which I would like to duplicate...Helene
Anyone have aptternfor this kind of smoking.?

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

September 9, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #7044669

Can you send a link?

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 15, 2009
7:48 PM

Post #7067691

these are the sheers/drapes smocked
http://www.potterybarn.com/shop/rugs-windows/window-coverings-by-fabric/sheer-drapes-shades/index.cfm

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

September 16, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #7069212

Oh wow, those are pretty!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #7070359

Cool!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 18, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #7077350

I'd like this look for 2 BR but i don't necessarly like the fabric. Too much work to make my self. There are other companies that have them (iguess it's an in thing) but much $$$.

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