Smocking and other Techniques

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Heather Flint is a seamstress who has been interested in needle crafts and dressmaking since she was a teenager, but it was a book about smocking that caught her imagination and set her on her creative path.

Smocking was called pleat work in medieval times and Heather has applied this ancient sewing technique to modern life, embellishing reproduction farmers’s smocks, children’s clothes, wedding dresses and creating needle crafted gifts.

Heather is a qualified teacher and adult education tutor. She is experienced at delivering workshops and has lectured at the WI’s Denman College.

Join Heather to have a go at simple smocking and take a close look at some of her work. No experience is necessary; novices and experienced crafters both welcome.