Smocking is an embroidery technique used to manipulate and gather fabric. There are many different methods of smocking and it is often used to create fullness in fabric or add stretch around cuffs, bodices and necklines.
BOOK A PLACE – this is a live online workshop, for which there is a fee of £16.76
In this workshop, you will learn how to smock using three different methods by hand. You will create three beautiful samples of manipulated fabrics and develop skills so that you can apply them to garments, products or textile art.
This workshop is perfect for beginners or those with some textile experience and ideal for anyone looking to expand their textile/ embroidery knowledge and try something new.
What you need for the workshop:
- Some embroidery needles (Crewel)
- Thin cotton hand sewing thread or machine thread.
- x 3 A3 fabric pieces, plain or patterned, light natural fabrics work best for beginners, try a cotton, silk or linen.
- Pair of good scissors
- Pencil and fabric marker pen.
- 30cm ruler
Elnaz Yazdani is an embroidery artist and educator based in Yorkshire. With a portfolio practice in embroidery and background in embroidery education, Elnaz is dedicated to sharing her skills and promoting the importance of embroidery as an art form for the future.
Elnaz has taught embroidery within higher education for over 5 years and teaches fashion, costume and textile BA and MA students. She also runs community based workshops and takes on embroidery and jewellery commissions.You can see examples of Elnaz’s work on her website, elnazyazdani.com or follow her on Instagram @elnazyazdani
Please log into the zoom call 10 minutes before the session is due to commence so the class can begin on time.
Looking forward to stitching with you!