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Smocking Illustrations

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These are actual examples of smocking with instructional diagram to achieve the effect.

Thanks to Claire Johnson for the samples.

Click on the thumbnails to see a larger picture of either the sample or the technique.


Actual Samples

Smocking Stitches

 Stitch Style  

Fabric samples have their main stitch shown alongside, but they also show other stitch styles.

Diagrams show outline (top left) and stem stitch below. These control the set of the first and last row of gathers.

Diagram of outline and stem stitch.

Outline Stitch

Stem Stitch

Diagram of trellis stitch sample. Diagram of trellis stitch.

Trellis Stitch

Diagram ofdouble wave stitch sample. Diagram of double wave stitch.

Double Wave Stitch

Diagram of diamond stitch sample. Diagram of diamond stitch.

Diamond Stitch

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