Smocking Techniques

Sample of English hand smocking, smocking techniques workshop - Jane White Couture Tuition

This most traditional of hand sewing techniques has returned to the catwalk and children’s clothing! Book our Smocking Techniques workshop and discover the fabrics and embroidery stitches used.

Be warned, it’s addictive!

Smocking techniques:

  • Suitable fabrics
  • Drawing the threads
  • Embroidery threads
  • Hand embroidery stitches
  • The foundation and finishing row
  • English smocking
  • Mock smocking
  • American smocking
  • Contemporary smocking

If you love hand stitching have a look at our Vintage Sewing workshop.

This course is for intermediate and advanced dressmakers.
  • Cost: £79.00 including materials
  • Date: 31 July 2020
  • Times: 10am – 4pm
  • Venue: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
To book your specialist course you can:

  • Call Jane on: 07946 648748 or 01652 662053
  • Email Jane on:
  • For card payment by phone please call Jane on 07946 648748 or 01652 662053

We also accept payment by Paypal

Workshop terms and conditions:

  • To secure a place on the course fees are payable in advance.  Unpaid for bookings cannot be held.
  • Sorry, fees are non-refundable.
  • Tuition outside the course dates will be charged extra.
  • Jane White Couture Tuition reserves the right to cancel or change the date of courses.
  • Sewing machines, overlockers and any other electrical equipment brought to the venue must have a current PAT certificate and use is at the tutor’s discretion.
  • The cost of materials is included in the course fee unless otherwise stated. There may be a small fee payable on the day to cover additional materials not included in the fee.
  • The course information is an outline. The amount of work completed during the session will depend on your pre-existing skills and pace of work.

When I removed the draw threads it was like magic!