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Smocking Kit to Create a Postcard Sampler
(suitable for beginners)
 
In response to requests following the success of the freestyle smocking workshop that Rosalind teaches, she has developed this comprehensive kit as an introduction to smocking suitable for complete beginners.  It would appeal to all textile enthusiasts and is a small, easily completed project. 
The finished postcard measures 6 x 4 " and can be written and posted if desired!
 
 
The kit, shown left, contains:
a
 piece of coloured fabric for the postcard background,
some pre-gathered fabric for smocking,
pre-cut stiffening,
a calico backing stitched as a postcard,
a selection of suitable embroidery threads,
a crewel needle,
accent fabric,
coordinating beads,
2 sheets of clear instructions, including images of examples.
 
 
You will need a basic sewing kit to complete the postcard and a sewing machine is desirable, but not essential. You may also like to incorporate some of your own threads, fabric or trimmings.
 
 
 
 
The kit is available in a range of colours, please contact Rosalind to check current stock or to request a particular colour way.  A small selection is currently available for immediate purchase on-line from Folksy.com.
 
Price.......£8
 
 
 
Kit to Smock a Baby's Bib
(suitable for beginners)
 
 
This is a simple beginners kit that will create a lovely, practical bib especially suitable for the constantly dribbling, teething baby.
 
The kit contains a 100% cotton bib top that has a pre-pleated panel inserted with piped edges so all you have to do is work the smocking.  The bib backing is also pre-cut from a soft, absorbent flannelette and the Velcro spot fastenings have been attached already too.
Also included in the kit are lengths of white embroidery thread and a crewel needle.
Full instructions have been provided for working the smocking and also making up the bib.
 
Available in pure white only and can be purchased on-line on Folksy.com
 
 
 
 
 
Price ......£15
 
 
Smocking Kit for Silk Needlecase
 
The kit contains everything you will need to make a hand smocked silk needlecase as shown above.
 
 
  • Pieces of coloured Dupion silk pre-cut and pressed for the body of the needlecase.
  • A piece of white Habotai silk which has been pleated and the pleats counted and tied off ready for you to start smocking.
  • Suitable shiney rayon embroidery thread for the smocking.
  • A crewel embroidery needle.
  • A pre-cut piece of thick, hand made felt (natural grey colour from Gotland fleece).
  • Pre-cut mountboard card to stiffen the needlecase.
  • Full instructions for working the smocking and for assembling the needlecase. 
 
 
You will need your general sewing kit and matching machine sewing thread to complete the kit.  A sewing machine is desirable but not essential.
 
The finished needle case measures 10cm x 11cm x 1.5cm. 
 
The kit is available in a wide range of colours of Dupion silk.  Please contact Rosalind for further details.
 
Price ....£15

 

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