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Diamond Petals

Diamond Petals Pattern

I first saw Dragon Scales, a technique by Gillian Conahan, while doing research for the articles on The Beauty of Texture series. At that time, I couldn’t see how to work it in nor had I the time to play with what appeared to be a totally different sort of fabric manipulation. It stuck in […]

Fabric ratios for smocking and other applications

Fabric ratios for smocking and other applications 2

Judith Marquis explains the smocking ratios for different fabrics. Photos include 6 different smocking ratios using soft batiste, broadcloth, flannel, and 21 wale corduroy. Excellent article for those wanting to further their sewing, dressmaking and smocking skills! Read more in our Spring 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Judith Marquis www.amberlane.ca