Keswick Embroiderers' Guild

We meet on the third Thursday of the month, September to May, 10am -3pm, at the Friends' Meeting House in Keswick. This is in Elliot Park, just beside Booths' carpark. Arrive at 9.45 for coffee and biscuits! We also meet informally during the Winter to work on our own projects.
We are happy to be be back in our familiar space after floods damaged the building so badly.
A small and friendly group, we meet to celebrate textiles and stitch, and we share between us a wide range of interests and expertise. Visitors and new members are always welcome.


Tuesday, 22 January 2019

January 2019! Smocking



Smocking


For our first meeting of 2019, we borrowed the Smocking folio from the Embroiderers Guild and used it as inspiration for some nostalgic hand-sewing.


We had been supplied with smocking dots before Christmas, and most of us had dutifully done our homework and prepared our fabric for the day.


It was fascinating to see such a variety of smocking styles in the folio, and in the books members brought along for reference.


We spent several very quiet hours concentrating on this technique, and produced some quite different work.  Not complete, but ready to be incorporated into ...................










For most of us, smocking was a new skill, but it sparked memories for nearly all, of pretty dresses and baby clothes.

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