Leaflet 21b in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” covers different design ideas for embroidering on dresses for small girls. The techniques include:
- Horizontal and vertical ideas for working on plain fabric
- Creating a design on patterned fabric (polka dots)
Whilst most smocking stitches used in smocking are the same as regular embroidery stitches, I thought I’d include the following cable stitch video tutorial as it includes tips such as how to fasten your thread and how far down the pleat to stitch.
The Cable Stitch by the Smocking Arts Guild of America