I have smocked for over twenty-five years. One of the comments I hear is that smocking looks so hard. In my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth. I have taught hundreds of people to smock and only once did I have a student that just couldn't "get it" and she happened to be an excellent seamstress. As it has turned out, she stayed with it, determined to master the art,and has gone on to be one of the best smockers I have ever seen.
A few examples of my work:
For even more amazing inspiration I hope you will hop over and check out the blogs of some of my friends and who happen to be some of the best needlewomen I have seen!!!
Be prepared to be inspired !!!!
Now, for the give away part!!!!
For those of you who want to learn to smock!!!
In honor of National Smocking Month, and to promote the art of smocking, I will give away a pleated bonnet, finished and ready to smock. You can see a smocked bonnet that Laurie shows on her blog here.
(Unfortunately I do not have photos of a smocked bonnet of my own!!!!)
Finished means that you will not have to do any other sewing in order for the bonnet to be ready to wear. All that you will have to do is the smocking. My friend Laurie has some wonderful tutorials on her blog on how to smock. A beginner can learn on her own just by watching Laurie's great lessons!!! They are also great for the person who hasn't smocked in a while and just needs a refresher course.
So, here are the rules:
Leave a comment, follow my blog and link to this post on your blog (leave a post here with your link)
For each of these you will be entered into a drawing
(do all three, entered three times)
Drawing will be next Saturday February 27