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Smocking Tutorial: Flowerettes

Smocking Tutorials: Flowerettes

So far in these smocking tutorials, I have covered the meat and potatoes of smocking. We have covered the cable, wave and trellis stitches. I would guess that 90% of all geometric smocking is done with those three stitches. Flowerettes are likewise a simple stitch - in fact they are made up of cable stitches. But with the Flowerettes, we are leaving the meat and potatoes behind and are starting to add some spice to our creation!

There are two types of Flowerettes: single and double. One is understated and one is more flamboyant. Which is more appropriate is entirely dependent on the look you wish to achieve.

To form the Single Flowerette, begin by stitching a down cable, up cable, down cable combination. You can find the tutorial on the cable stitch here.

Beginning Single Flowerette

Completed single flowerette

Work upside down and stitching back

Finished Double Flowerette

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