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Smocking Illustrations

Smocking Illustrations

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Here are some more examples of smocking and the stitch technique used to achieve the sample.

Thanks to Claire Johnson for the samples.

Click on thumbnails for larger images of samples or techniques.



 Actual Technique

Name Of Stitch Style

Picture of cream smocking. Diagram of wave stitch.

 Wave Stitch.

Picture of gold smocking. Vandyke Stitch

Vandyke Stitch

Diagram of basket stitch. Diagram of feather stitch.

Basket Stitch and Feather Stitch (right)



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