The project comes from this book, Smocking for Beginners.
Pretty gnarly stuff. So why did I buy this book? It was this one pouch, with a polka dot smocking that called to me.
After practicing for a bit, I jumped into this project, enjoying every minute of handwork. The smocking was easier than I anticipated but sewing the pouch was another story. There was one thing about the smocking though, my eyes went wonka wonka with all those dots!
** TA DAH**
Here's a close up of the smocking
Itching to give polka dot smocking a try? Here's a tut for you ~
POLKA DOT SMOCKING TUTORIAL
Black Marks = Sewing Guides for this tutorial only
Red Floss = For this tutorial only
1. Thread your needle with a 6-strand embroidery floss; knot one end
2. Starting from the back of the fabric, poke the needle UP through one polka dot as shown in the pic
3. Next, run your needle through the bottom of the second polka dot
3 books down - 47 more to go ;o)
read the first post on my : HOLY MOLY I HAVE TOO MANY CRAFT BOOKS CHALLENGE
happy day ^*^