Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Liesl Gibson
Learn the classic art of hand smocking as you make a beautifully textured statement necklace. The scale of this project makes a perfect introduction to this rewarding technique. The overall effect is clean and symmetrical – while also organic and dramatic.

Chapters
Introduction
00:42
Materials
03:37
Prep and Practice
05:10
15:11
Make Necklace
11:46
12:24
05:39
Finish Necklace
14:15
06:57
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • gingham fabric for practice
  • lightweight fabric for actual necklace (lighter than quilting cotton)
  • coordinating thread
  • contrasting thread for pleats
  • hand quilting thread
  • embroidery needle
  • thimble
  • embroidery floss in contrasting color to fabric
  • seed beads (optional)
  • small ruler
  • embroidery snips
  • fabric scissors
  • fabric marker or chalk
  • ribbon or jewelry chain with clasp
  • wire cutter
  • sewing pins
Discussion
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