This is the twentieth tutorial in this series of Canadian smocking tutorials. This is the second method for smocking the jasmine flowers in a lattice / mesh. Link to the first tutorial and picture added below.
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.
Fabric is taped to the floor.
The pattern has to be drawn on the back side of the fabric. The grid will be diagonal.
Here is the graph.
Closeup of the graph. We will be tying together the four corners of squares that are marked with X.
How to join 4 points of a square
Pull tight and make a knot. Repeat for all squares marked with X.
At the end of this step, the backside of the fabric will look like this.
The front side will look like this. Yes it will look a little messy. Now we will work on the right side of the fabric.
We will be forming a jasmine flower in the spot marked by red circle.
Pinch opposite sides together and tie them with a knot.
Place another stitch at 90 degrees to form the flower.
Since these knots are placed on the right side of the fabric, some thread will be seen.
This can be hidden using beads.
Repeat the above mentioned steps and stitch more jasmine flowers.
Now turn the work and go back to the back side.
We will now start stitching the mesh. The back side will have folds like these (red arrow)
Pull them up like shown below (green arrows)
Tie the pulled sides together. You can stitch the entire length or just tie them together at the ends.
Repeat this for all folds.
Turn to the front side and you will be able to see the mesh forming.
The fabric reduces to 50% of its original length and width. So calculate accordingly.