Friday, July 16, 2010
Design "Flowers and buds"
In Canadian smocking “Bee cottage” design is very useful. Both right side and wrong side of the design are beautiful.
Using the wrong side of the design we can make varieties of designs. It is like our Indian “Rangoli" Once we master the technique we can create as many designs as we want. I will show you how to produce a beautiful flower pattern from the reverse of the pattern “Bee cottage”. I do not know it’s real name. I feel like naming it as” Flowers and buds”
Draw squares of the dimensions of your choice on the wrong side of the fabric.Mark X . as shown in the graph.These are the squares in which smocking is done
After smocking the square marked X disappears .Width and the length of the smocked piece is equal width of the square x total number of gaps.