Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Smocking Saturday

I had the greatest day on Saturday. I went to a six hour smocking class held by The Rose Trellis, the Portland branch of the Smocking Arts Guild of America. Friends, it was the best day of sewing I've had in a long, long time. The class was taught by Cindy Foose, and the garments she brought along were absolutely stunning.

The class was held at the Presbyterian Church. I made a poppy seed cake. It was put by the organ.

We stitched and stitched. I learned so many techniques, all without the use of my pleater! I'm going to find a reason to to try them all again, in garments.

We had a lunchtime visit from the cutest baby in the world, adorning a stunning smocked dress.

I went from knowing no one who smocked, to meeting about twelve ladies who have been doing it for decades! They were so lovely, and I only hope my friendships with them, as well as my skill level with smocking, will grow.

It was such a unique and inspiring day! (More photos over at Modern Smocking)

1 comment:

sew nancy said...

that sounds really wonderful. i wonder if this is where alicia from posy gets cozy took her class because she thought it was amazing as well. i would love to learn smocking.