Introduction to Smocking

Introduction to Smocking


Smocking is an embroidery technique used to gather fabric so that it can stretch. Before elastic, smocking was commonly used in cuffs, bodices, and necklines in garments where buttons were undesirable.

In this one day workshop with Sally you will learn the basic techniques of smocking and start to make your own needle case or Christmas napkin rings from a kit. Prior to the workshop please advise your choice of item/s to make.

Level of Experience

Not suitable for beginners to sewing.

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

Materials :

  • Your chosen kit is included in the price of the workshop

Equipment :

  • Basic Sewing Kit



Sally Bate

Duration and Price

2 Hours : £28 per person


The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 6


Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.


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