Today I am playing with smocking, as discovered in my wonderfully dated and now completely falling apart Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. This meant abandoning a little vest I was working on using Herringbone stitch, which is a shame because I’ve already spent a fair bit of time on it, but I’m just not loving it. But the smocking is enjoyable and I’m hoping to make some kind of….. smock. In my mind this is something that means being tied in the back. Oh, and it’s also going to be cropped. I can honestly that idea came mainly from word play: cropped, smocked…..
Incidentally, I’m having a horrible time trying to photograph things. Never enough light. And the flash makes things washed out. And we have NO SUN. So so far this has not be the inspiring (inspiring to me I mean) visual reminder/record of my creative efforts that I had hoped, but maybe with time and practice….