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January 22 2007 Sewing Newsletter

Smocking is a needlework decoration of regularly spaced gathers or pleats stitched together and then usually embroidered over using many familiar design patterns. Smocking's origins are now lost in antiquity but the technique continues even to today.

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Smocking in its simplest description is an embroidery technique applied over pleats.

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