Smocking Gallery

7 Responses to Smocking Gallery

  1. Rhonda Maher says:

    I am wondering if possible to have one individual season on smocking – specifically getting started with the dots for pleating. Many thanks

    • Gail H says:

      Hi Rhonda
      Sorry, we don’t usually do individual lessons. However we have a number of smocking “experts”, so if you’d like to call in on a Monday (excluding Public Holidays), 9.30am – midday, or 6.30 – 8.30pm, you might be able to get some pointers. Visitors are always welcome. We also have a very comprehensive library, however borrowing is only available to members. As it happens, we will be having a demonstration of smocking techniques at our Annual Exhibition in September (see our Events and Exhibitions page for details)
      Regards, Gail

  2. Maxine Price says:

    Does anyone know where I can buy smocking dots in the Canberra regain please? Maxine

    • Gail H says:

      Maxine, I’m told that the smocking dots are really “old school” these days (but I remember them!), however if you can’t find them through any of the local fabric/sewing retailers (or on-line??), maybe you could visit our Annual Exhibition in September (see the Events and Exhibitions tab on the web site), and talk to any of our “smocking expert” members – amongst other things we will be having a demonstration of smocking techniques, old and new.
      Cheers, Gail

  3. Maxine Price says:

    Sorry I meant region.

  4. Jill Holt says:

    I found a baby dress started in the 80s I need to sew it up and smock it I made a baby dress in 68 for school cert andmychidren have been christened in now I have found this one and need lessons on smoking again any Help?

    • Gail H says:

      Hi Jill
      We have a smocking group that meets in our rooms at Hackett on the first Saturday of each month, 1pm to 4pm (ie the next one is this coming Sat 7/7 They are into all things smocking so could probably help you out, although we don’t at this stage do any structured lessons. If you turn up and the front doors are locked, please ring the Guild’s number on the sign in the window, and someone can let you in. Or if you’d like to speak to this group’s Co-ordinator to find out more, I could give her your email address to make contact – let me know.
      Regards, Gail

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