Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

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Thursday, March 3

Flower Smocking

I printed this Smocking Design in Creative Needle many, many years ago.  I was inspired by a vintage book called  Priscilla's Smocking Book.

Flower Smocking!  Love that name.

Design from the vintage book.

This was the first class I ever taught for a Smocking Arts Guild of America convention.  The class was called Smocked Victorian Garden.

My favorite is my lady bug.
Bullions, French Knots and Lazy Daisies!  
Embroidery on pleated fabric.

This is the little dress I stitched it on.

This really is Embroidery on pleated fabric!  It is embroidery with a different twist because you have to work on top of the pleats.

All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2011 Jeannie Baumeister


Shannon said...

That little dress is gorgeous.

Kellie said...

This is gorgeous... I just LOVE bullion roses!

bubbygigi said...

The dress and the embroidery are beautiful. The colors you used make me think of Spring.

Jean said...

That is utterly lovely. do those of us who didn't subscribe to Creative Needle years ago get the pattern?

Julia said...


Jeannie B. said...

I guess I will need to print it and offer it on my web site. If you are interested, email me.

Sewconsult said...

Beautiful. I have all my Creative Needle magazines packed away. I couldn't get rid of them. I was so sad when they chose to stop publication.

Rebecca said...

Be still my heart. I've never seen anything more lovely! You are sooo incredibly gifted and blessed by God. I love love love love love your work. Gorgeous!


Sewbusymor said...

Jeanne it is just too lovely. I would make it as an accent pillow !! or wedding pillow? Hope you do publish it again! [PS..package arrived...Thank you}

The sewing room said...

Just amazing,such lovely needlework and all done on a beautiful dress. Your name comes up quite often on my search for smocking related articles,your work is admired by a lot of people, me included.

Hugs Pat

Sherry Richardson said...

This is absolutely exquisite ---

Cindy said...

Jeannie...that is beautiful!!! Would you share with us what issue of CN it was in. I have some back issues and I'd love to hunt for it.

Jeannie B. said...

I have my article torn out of the magazine (in a binder) and it is May/June. Doesn't say the year but I think it was 1992.

Gracy said...

Wonderful! Embroidery work is unbelievable. Little dress is so cute with excellent embroidery. Good job!!! Hobbysew Classes

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