Weaving and smocking

For quite some time now I’ve been thinking about joining a quilting group, I do have one that meets quite near to where I live so late last year I applied to go onto their waiting list, and although I am not officially a member yet I am able to go along to their once a month meetings as a visitor.

I went last night and this is what we did…




This is the back of the work…


and this is the template we used…


It’s called Canadian weave smocking and we just drew around the template on our fabric and stitched it in the way we were shown and voilà! A lovely textured piece of fabric.

I did have a quick look on the internet to see if there were any other patterns and it seems that there are and there are other ways of doing it which don’t use a template so I think I will experiment a bit more with it.

Not sure what I shall use it for but I really enjoyed learning something new and meeting new (and old) friends.

Has anyone else tried this technique?

Until next time,

Chris x


10 thoughts on “Weaving and smocking

  1. Wow! That looks like some sort of magical origami! I love my craft group – not a quilting group per se, but quilters in the group who are helping me as I slowly learn the techniques…Chrissie x

  2. These are amazing. I’ve always wanted to try smocking. Your squares are gorgeous, but it looks so complicated.
    Sounds like and looks like you had a wonderful first venture with the quilting group.
    Well done.

  3. Wow! That’s really beautiful! I love smocking but I’ve only ever done the traditional smocking you see on children’s clothes. I hope you enjoy your group. 🙂

  4. I have tried something similar to this once – but only a small sample piece. It is a lot of fun to do (magic how it comes together!), but not sure what to use it for though? I think yours would make a nice cushion with perhaps a few beads sewn on here and there. Glad that you have found a local group Chris – it’s lovely that you can spend time with some quilty friends 🙂 xx

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