Cover image for 155 smocking designs
Title:
155 smocking designs
Author:
Santoso, Theresa.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780806903286
Format :
Book

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Central Library TT840.S66 S26 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

"Smocking has been revived as the interest in hand-decorated surfaces increases...Page after page of patterns...each with color graph, photograph of finished design, and written directions...include[s] pointers on fabrics, stitch instructions, and symbols...Patterns reflect popular favorites, holidays, and ease of implementation. Easter becomes an egg; animals include domestic and wild; and fruits, vegetables, toys, and people showcase familiar objects."--"Booklist."


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Booklist Review

Once a forgotten art, smocking has been revived as the interest in hand-decorated surfaces increases. Now, the emphasis on Indian embroidery and beribboned clothes paves the way for pleated fabrics with object-oriented stitching. With very little fanfare, Santoso simply provides page after page of patterns, each with color graph, photograph of the finished design, and written directions. (The short preface, by the way, does include pointers on fabrics, stitch instructions, and symbols. But don't expect massive how-tos on the actual smocking process.) Patterns reflect popular favorites, holidays, and ease of implementation. Easter becomes an egg; animals include domestic and wild; and fruits, vegetables, toys, and people showcase familiar objects--apples, hyacinths, bicycles, and more. --Barbara Jacobs


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Tips on Smockingp. 4
Smocking Stitchesp. 6
Chart of Stitch Symbolsp. 9
Smocking Patterns
Fruits and Vegetablesp. 10
Animalsp. 24
Easterp. 58
Valentine's Dayp. 66
Halloweenp. 74
Christmasp. 77
Flowersp. 81
Very Easy Geometric Designsp. 90
Toys and Peoplep. 106
Geometric Designsp. 122
Indexp. 160

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