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Free Smocking Plate: Posy of Pansies

Posted by on Feb 26 2013, in Smocking Plates

Even though February only has 28 days, sometimes it feels the longest.

Still too cold to work outdoors but not quite cold enough for winter pursuits, the snow looks grungy, everybody’s got cabin fever and it feels like the warm weather will never come again. The one thing that always cheers me up are the first flowers: snowdrops and crocuses peeping through the earth and pots of pansies – a dash of colour against the drab end of winter – on doorsteps and windowsills.

If you’re like me and just waiting for the seasons to change, I hope you’ll enjoy this smocking plate, “Posy of Pansies”. It’s an advanced picture smocking plate, with irregular shapes and a lot of colour changes. I’ve done a trio of pansies in purple, maroon and rust but you can change the colours to suit your tastes. You can download the smocking plate by clicking here.  It prints to an 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet.

As always you are welcome to share this link with friends, but please credit my website and don’t resell this design.


  • "Gale Rushworth

    New to pin tangle and am fascinated.

  • Claire

    Gale – Take it from me, smocking is addictive!