Join the Christmas Ornament Smock-Along!
Get Started Early!
Join a fun stitching community to create a hand-smocked ornament to decorate your home or give as a gift in time for the Holidays!
Join A Fun & Supportive Stitching community as we Smock-Along Together
We start Stitching November 9th!
We will be stitching the Smocked Wreath Ornament together over 2 weeks.
Would you love to give a personal gift this Hoilday season? One you have made yourself?
The Holidays will be here before you know it, so it's a great time to get started creating a hand stitched ornament to give to a loved one or to decorate your home. Not to mention taking a few moments for yourself to relax, stitch, try something new, and have that ornament finished in plenty of time for the holidays! So grab a cup of tea, and come join us as we smock-along together!
Not interested in the Smock-Along, but want the book, grab it here!
Here's How the Smock-Along Works:
>>> Register for the Smock-Along - there is no charge.
>>> Mark your calendar with the stitching schedule.
>>> Gather your materials including the Ebook or printed book of patterns - yes there is a charge for the pattern book.
>>> Break out the Sewing Machine! You will need it to attach the lace to the wreath.
>>> Pleat your fabric or purchase pre-pleated fabric from Pink Hollybush. There is a kit for the wreath ornament if you would like to pick it up.
>>> Utilize the Facebook group to get questions answered, encourage each other on, and see what everyone is making.
>>> Join us via Zoom on November 9th at 3:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. (eastern time) as we meet each other, get some tips and see what materials everyone is using.
>>> Join us via Zoom on November 16th at 3:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. (eastern time) to check in, encourage each other on and get some finishing tips.
But Lisa, I have never smocked before, don't own a pleater, don't remember how to pleat...
Will I be able to figure this out?
>>> Are you a crafty person, comfortable with a needle and thread, and able to teach yourself from written instructions ? Then come join the smock-along - you will be just fine.
>>> Are you a visual person who prefers video instruction? Do you want to know all the ins and outs so you can master the technique? Do you want to be able to see each stitch being smocked? Would like to have the videos to go back to and review? Then check out my Learn to Smock Ornament Course.
>>> No pleater, no problem, check out our pre-pleated fabric on the supplies page once you register.
"My daughter wants you to know that you are a great teacher - she says my work/smocking/sewing has gone from above average to the next level above. She and my granddaughters thank you very much. Me too." Peggy D.
Welcome to Christmas Ornament Smock-Along!
Hi, I am Lisa and I am so glad that you are interested in smocking a Christmas Ornament for the holidays! I have been smocking for over 25 years, have my Artisan level certification in smocking from the Smocking Arts Guild of America and served as their national President from 2014-2016. I started Pink Hollybush Designs to share my love of smocking, so grab a cup of tea, come join me in my sewing studio and Let's Smock-Along Together.