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A-Z of Smocking A-Z of Smocking
A complete manual for the beginner, through to the advanced smocker.  Over 1000 clear step-by-step colour photographs.
128 pages

Price £22.99 + £3.00 p&p

 

A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

This book is just what smockers have been waiting for. Most of us find that, having completed a beautiful piece of smocking, the assembling into a garment becomes a challenge fraught with difficulties. This book guides us through all the techniques needed to complete a beautiful garment, making it all so easy. The 580 step-by-step photographs with instructions are clear to follow and the tips from experts are invaluable.

The General Information section covers useful advice on which machine needles to use for specific fabric plus all sewing accessories. There is a whole section on fabrics with a full description of each type and advice for smocking. A fabric requirements table from ages 3 months to 10 years is also useful. Helpful information is given on interfacing, interlining, machine threads, patterns and how to use them.

The Techniques Section guides us through gathering on a sewing machine and with a Smocking Pleater. It also covers blocking and shaping with a special section for bishop garments. Heirloom sewing covers all aspects of lace application and there is a helpful guide on making and attaching fine piping, which offers a perfect finishing detail.

The Construction Section covers attaching smocking to a yoke, armholes and sleeves, button bands, collars and necklines, fasteners, hems, inserts, linings, plackets, sashes, belts and cummerbunds.
This wonderful book is for all levels of dressmaking. 128 pages ● hard cover with ring binding for easy use

Price: £22.99 + £3.00 p&p

A-Z of Sewing

A-Z of Sewing

Covers all you need to know to create beautiful garments: sewing machine basics, working with patterns  
156 pages

Price: £17.99 + £3.00 p&p

 

Perfect Party Dresses
This inspirational book includes 12 glorious dress + 3 petticoats multi-size patterns in sizes 2-10 years with full instructions
136 pages in soft cover

Price: £25.99 + £3.00 p&p

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This wonderful king size book features eight new and original projects

Price £22.99 + £3.00 p&p

 

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includes beginners' instructions & helpful tips, 7 colour designs, 12 round neck designs & lots more - 48 pages -

Price: £12.00 + £1.50 p&p

English Smocking Book by Children's Corner English Smocking - The Children's Corner
This beginners' guide to basic stitches and variations also includes sundress (sizes 1-8) and square yoke (sizes 1-6) patterns PLUS 9 smocking designs illustrated in colour - 47 pages

Price: £12.50 + £1.50 p&p

CUTE AS A BUTTON - by Gail Doane

This wonderful book from Country Bumpkin Publications features 10 gorgeous jackets, sized 6 months to 12 years, to complement smocked dresses, embellished with embroidery and colourful buttons, with multi size patterns for each jacket. There are bonus patterns for a smocked bishop, square yoke dress and wrap skirt.
128 pages

Price: £25.99 + £3.00 p&p

Beautiful Bishops Beautiful Bishops

This beautiful book includes nine bishop style (round yoke) dresses designs in sizes newborn-6 years and two lift out pattern sheets with multi size patterns. There are instructions for preparation, pleating, smocking & embroidery, heirloom techniques and construction, with 225 step-by-step photographs, over 96 pages.

Price: £15.99 + £3.00 p&p

 

Embroidered Christening Gowns

EMBROIDERED CHRISTENING GOWNS

Another wonderfully presented book to add to the home library.

Within the pages of this beautifully photographed book are eight unique and exquisite garments, perfect for Christening, naming or blessing celebrations. There is something for all tastes from sheer simplicity to gowns dripping with lace and embroidery. Excellent clear instructions and step by step photography bring these wonderful projects within the grasp of all sewing enthusiasts, whatever their level of expertise.

Price: £28.99 + £3.00 p&p

Sweet Memories Sweet Memories

Features a 4 block quilt, cushion and cloth doll. 
A beautiful miniature embroidered and smocked dress embellishes each of the four square.
Patterns inside. 64 pages

Price: £19.99 + £2.00 p&p
A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

This is the most comprehensive guide to 145 new stitches, fully illustrated with step by step photographs and instructions.
A perfect reference book for the beginner and advanced embroiderer

 144 pages Price £17.99 + £3.00 p&p

1st edition copy is available for £10.00
Smocking Design by Jean Hodges

a comprehensive guide to traditional, 3 dimensional and free smocking 137 pages

Original Price £10.00 now reduced to £5.00 + £2.50 p&p

A-Z of Needlepoint
This spiral bound book includes over 1200 step-by-step photographs with simple instructions for over 65 different stitches, including the most popular and commonly known, tent stitch and cross stitch. There is up-to-date information about the fabric, threads and tools you will need, and dozens of interesting hints and titbits about canvas work, petit point and all other forms of needlepoint.

Original Price £14.99 now reduced to £8.00 + £3.00 p&p

 

The book of Smocking
by Diana Keay

This is a  2nd hand copy of a book no longer in print. It is a comprehensive guide to smocking for both beginner and experienced. It is packed with both traditional and original smocking ideas.

160 pages

Price: only £3.00 + £3.00 p&p
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EMBROIDERY . SKILLS
SMOCKING
by Anne Andrew

This is a 2nd hand copy. It is a collector’s book, no longer in print, covering both traditional and experimental smocking.

127 pages

Price: only £3.00 + £3.00 p&p

Needlecraft 5  SMOCKING

This booklet covers pleating, stitches, North American Smocking + template with instructions & diagrams suitable for cushions

31 pages

Price: £1.00 + £2.00 p&p

 


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