Smocking with Ribbon: A New Pleasure - Madeline BirdNewlands: Smickety Smocks, 1993, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Patterns;
From the cover: “Ribbon smocking is a relatively new variation of traditional smocking. The ribbon is threaded or woven in a variety of ways through some of the first stitches a new smocker masters. This basic knowledge, the wide variety of ribbon available, and Smocking with Ribbon, will soon help newcomers to the craft develop and realise their creative flair. Experienced smockers, too, are offered new areas for interpretation and creativity.
Throughout the book, enlarged colour photographs of the smocking clearly show its rich medley of colours and textures. Added to this are beautifully styled full-page colour photographs of the smocking incorporated into garments, providing further interaction of colour.
The most unique aspect of this book, however, are the computer generated graphics of each design, showing exactly how the ribbon is woven. This is something both the beginner and even the most experienced smocker will appreciate”