What are the stitches used in smocking?

What are the various stitches that often decorated in the smocked area?

The smocked area is often decorated with a variety of stitches, such as bullion stitch, cable stitch, chevron stitch, feather stitch, outline stitch and stem stitch. In doing so, these stitches are also used to create certain patterns, such as the ‘basket,’ chevron,’ and ‘rope’.

What is smock kiss?

To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate; to kiss with a sharp noise; to buss. Smackverb. To make a noise by the separation of the lips after tasting anything. Smackverb.

What is a smocking machine?

A smocking pleater is a machine invented by the Read Company of South Africa in the 1950’s to make pleats for smocking. It takes fabric that is fed in from the back and pushes it through grooved rollers. onto specially designed needles which are threaded with strong thread.

Which fabric is best for smocking?

A light to medium weight evenly woven fabric with a smooth surface is ideal for smocking. You can choose plain or printed cotton, poplin, cotton lawn, silk, satin, cotton blends, organdie, lightweight denim and lightweight wool blends.

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