This is the 17th tutorial in this series of Canadian smocking tutorials. Today we will learn how to stitch the fish scales / this curly triangles 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.
This pattern is unique because depending on the direction from which you look, the smocked piece will have two different looks.
From one side, this looks like fish scales.
Walk around the smocked fabric and on the other side, it will look like curly triangles.
Here is the smocking graph / pattern for this smocking pattern.
The pattern is drawn on the back side of the fabric. I drew the graph with regular pencil and the pattern with red pencil.
We will be tying together 3 points.
Pull together and make a knot. Repeat the same for the next set of 3 points.
Work in progress.
We started with a square piece of fabric but the smocked piece will be a parallelogram. So there will be some wastage when you cut a square piece out of this.