This is the eighteenth tutorial in this series of Canadian smocking tutorials. Today I am going to demonstrate how to stitch this shell design.
If you are new to smocking, reading that blog post first might be helpful.
Graph is drawn on the back side of the fabric.
Here is the graph for this shell pattern.
The two ends of the diagonal lines are tied together.
Start at A, pick up a few strands of the fabric at B and come back up to A and pull tight.
When pulled tight, this will create a diagonal fold in the fabric. Repeat for all diagonal lines in the pattern.
Work in progress.
Backside of the fabric will look like this.
Length and Width of fabric required for this pattern
The fabric reduces by 50% on one side and by 33% on the other. The width will reduce by 50% and height will reduce by 33%.