Perfect Picture Smocking – A New SAGA Correspondence Course
Posted by Claire on Jan 08 2015
Have you ever wanted to learn to picture smock? Tried it and been unhappy with your results? Well, I’m delighted to announce a cure for what ails you: Perfect Picture Smocking is SAGA’s newest correspondence course, designed to help you master picture smocking, and I am SAGA’s newest teacher. This is a five-part correspondence course open […]
Lace! Lace! Lace!
Posted by Claire on May 26 2014
Now that I’ve got the attention of the heirloom fans, I want to show you some shots of the dress I’ve just finished for my SAGA Smocked Lace correspondence course. If you’re a regular reader, you might remember me showing you my samplers here and here. The samplers were practice pieces that let me try […]
SAGA 2014 Convention “Sewcation” in Orlando
Posted by Claire on May 01 2014
Do you have May 1 circled on the calendar? If you love smocking, embroidery or heirloom clothing you definitely should have a big, red circle round the date because that’s when registration for the 2014 SAGA convention officially opens. Come to Sunny Florida, get away from it all and take a Sewcation! Pattern drafting, adding special […]
Updating a Grace Knott Classic
Posted by Claire on Mar 21 2014
I’m always a little suspicious of pristine cookbooks. Sure, if it’s brand new and I’m browsing at the bookstore, pretty pictures and pristine, crisp pages are wonderful. But if someone recommends a cookbook and their copy is immaculate, without a smudge of flour, or a smear of batter, I start to wonder just how good the food really is.
Smocking Exhibit opens at Lacis March 8
Posted by Claire on Feb 19 2014
If you are a lover of smocking, the needle arts, fashion, fabric manipulation or fashion history, don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the exhibit Smocking, Fabric Manipulation and Beyond, at the Lacis Museum in Berkeley, California. Gathered in one place, you will find amazing pieces that span the decades and demonstrate […]