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Canadian Smocking – Tutorial 11 (Braid Pattern)

This is the eleventh tutorial in this series of Canadian smocking tutorials. Today we will learn how to smock this braid pattern.

Tips, tricks and general instructions for Canadian smocking can be found here. If you are new to smocking, reading that blog post first might be helpful.

Canadian Smocking Tutorials - Braid pattern - step by step images and graph

Fabric taped to ground and grid is drawn on the backside of the fabric.

Canadian Smocking Tutorials - Braid pattern - step by step images and graph

Here is the graph / grid for the braid design in Canadian smocking.

Canadian Smocking Tutorials - Braid pattern - step by step images and graph

This design is smocked by tying together the two ends of the red diagonal lines.

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Go back to A and then pull tight and make a knot. This will form a diagonal fold on the fabric. Repeat this for all diagonal lines in the pattern.

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Work in progress.

Canadian Smocking Tutorials - Braid pattern - step by step images and graphCompleted look.

Canadian Smocking Tutorials - Braid pattern - step by step images and graph


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