I am spending this week carpooling for Basketball camp, softball and golf. So there isn't any remarkable smocking or sewing going on to show y'all.
But I did want to give you a peek at an upcoming project I want to walk you through.
I am going to start this tutorial on a Smocked Christmas Wreath the first week in September. It is not hard but it is an exercises in endurance.
The fabric shown is Imperial Micro Check. Any fabric will do but light weight fabric without any definite pattern works the best. If you use something like a Christmas print that has snowman or something on it, by the time it is pleated they just look like blobs and take away from your smocking.
The smocking police will not rip the wreath off your door if you use a quilting cotton. :-) It will just be a bigger wreath.
If you want to look through your stash or see a good sale going on here is the materials list:
- 1/2 yard of fabric that is on the grain.
- 5 plastic rings ( like you would use to make Roman shades).
- 10 inch Craft ring (macrame ring).
- Embroidery floss.
- Polyester batting.
- A sense of humor.
- 14 plastic Christmas lights.
- Satin cording.
- Embroidery floss
- Ribbon for hanging the wreath