Trio of Smocked Ornaments: Bliss, Passion, & Cheer

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Bliss, Passion, & Cheer Pattern - Festive 2011

Smocked ornaments are so much fun to create. They give you a chance to experiment with unconventional fabrics, different fibres and new stitches. They are fairly fast, low cost and very portable. And you can make them any time of year. Just change the colour scheme and you have a decoration for another event.

A beginner, an intermediate and an advanced level design are offered here, each with its own challenges. The finishing for each is basically the same, but by using ribbons in different colours and widths you get various effects. No need to purchase expensive or fancy fabrics as you can get surprisingly good results with soft satin or rayon lining fabrics. Choose your fabric and ribbon first and then choose your stitching fibre and colour. Again, look in the craft departments to find novelty ribbons – they will never have to go through the wash.

Read more in our Festive 2011 issue.
Download the PDF pattern now.

Designed by Judith Marquis
Amberlane & Amberpetites

  1. Elise Brady

    I received a bag full of odds and ends. In it was a piece of green material that had been sown in accordion fashion. I now recognize it and that it is to be smocked to form a Christmas ball ornament. Thanks for the magazine article.

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