## Saturday, July 23, 2011

### Tutorial for Mesh with flowers

Method of preparing the graph

Preparation of graph is little different from others.I will explain it with drawings so that it will be easy to understand.Draw a graph of 4cms having 17 squares in width as well as in length on the wrong side of the material.Group them in to big  squares having 9 squares in each as shown in the figure.I have coloured them orange so that it will be easy to understand.
Mark the mid points outer sides of small squares and name them A,B.C,D,E,F,G,H and L.join them together by lines as shown in the figure by  green lines.
Smocking is done only on the squares which I have coloured green.

Graph should be drawn on the wrong side of the material.Graph looks like this on cloth.

Make a mark on the squares that should be smocked.Smocking is done on the green squares by joining 4 points 1,2,3,and 4.
Let us consider one set of  9 squares

Smock the 4 squares in the corners by joining 4 points.Please note smocking is done on the wrong side of the material. Method is   here

Observe the triangles formed.I have shown them by arrows.

On the reverse ( Right side of the material) it  looks like this.

Pull the 4  triangles out from the points shown by the arrows.

After pulling out the triangle from back it looks like this.A square is formed.

Take  a threaded  needle out from the center of the square  and join the mid point of the opposite sides of the square as shown below
and then like this
Finished flower is like this

back side of this flower looks like this
Join the petal at the back like this.

Follow the same procedure for the other sets of squares
right side looks like this.

we can sew cushion of size 40cmx40cm from this material

Oh ! what a lengthy tutorial! But it is very easy to do!

1. is it possible to do the above embroidery on dresses, and saree pleats?

2. This design is not suitable for dresses.You can use Braid,Arrow head,leaf and shell designs for the bodice of frocks.We can use top smocked portion for bodice the bottom portion will become the skirt.these designs can be used for the top portion of the curtain.Not suitable for sarees.

3. Hi, I am gonna do cushion works just after saw your marvellous creations......... I am a beginner to this section so please let me know how much fabric should I buy to stitch one cushion and which material is used to make cushions?

4. Hi, I hope you will reply me soon. I was trying this last night in a piece of cloth I followed it very easily and made until 13th picture titled finished flower. But just after that I saw the 17th picture which titled "Join the petals of the flower at the back like this" so can you please explain me after which step I have to join the petals........... thank you

5. There were some unnecessary images.I have removed them.I have inserted one more new image.I think you can follow now.

6. Thanks a lot for your reply and kind help ma'am. Also may I know about the material?

7. I have used thick satin.you can use any thick materiel with shine

8. This is very lovely! I have never seen this one before...I ahve seen bones or the some others that you have done...but this one really speaks out! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

9. Awesome work Vani...I love all you smocking..Thans for sharing...

10. Piękne rzeczy Vani!!
dziękuję że się dzielisz z nami pięknem,jakie tworzysz,mam nadzieję na więcej wzorów na poduszki.Pozdrawiam z Polski

1. Dziękuję za uznanie.
najlepsze życzenia

11. Olá Vani sou do Brasil amei seus trabalhos, tudo maravilhoso muito obrigada por apresentar coisas lindas beijos Parabéns

13. Is there a book on Canadian Smocking that you can recommend?

14. Your works are awesome.Is there any book or DVD which i can purchase to learn apart from online stuffs?

1. I learnt through internet only. I am not aware of any books or DVD.

15. Hi,
Please let me know If I want to make a 45cmx45cm cushion cover how many squares do I want to add more and how to calculate it?

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2. Use 23 squares in each row and in each column. Reduce the size of the square to 3cm.the squares in which we smock disappears in this design.in the drawing I have shown squares painted green vanish.the rest remain.that's how you calculate.

16. mam can you pls tell me how to make a baby frok for 2yr old baby with Canadian smoking pls guide me actually I want to gift it to my niece. Can we do it on velwet material .pls tell me .