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Give the Gift of Smocking to yourself or someone you love!

Make a lovely Smocked Christmas Ball to decorate your home, or give as you learn the art of smocking.

 Learn to Smock or try Advanced Stitches with our Courses!

Have you ever wanted to learn to smock, but aren't sure where to start? Or would you like to learn some advanced smocking stitches?
Make a simple
Smocked Christmas Ball with one of our two courses.

No Sewing Machine Required!

Our Learn to Smock Course

It's easy, I promise!

Have you always wanted to learn to smock? Did you use to smock, but perhaps need a refresher? Smocking is embroidery over pleated fabric and dates from the Middle Ages. It is simple to do and can be used to make one of a kind heirloom garments. In this course we will create a smocked ball that will enable you to quickly master all the basics! If you know how to sew, the course will show you how  to use the design to create a smocked insert that can be included in a dress or romper. 

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Here's What is Included in the Learn to Smock Course:

  • 20 lessons with detailed instruction walk you through every aspect of the project from picking out supplies to constructing the ball.

  • 16 videos demonstrate each aspect of the process.

  • Videos include how to stitch demonstrations for both right and left handed stitchers.

  • Course includes instructions on how to use a pleater,  hand pleat (it is really easy and goes quickly!) or you can purchase pre-pleated fabric.

  • Bonus materials include The History of Smocking, How to Center a Smocking Design, and The Baby Wave Stitch.

  • Self paced and your access never expires.

Our Christmas Rose Course

Learn Advanced Smocking Stitches!

Do you love to smock but would like to expand your skills? Would you enjoy learning some new stitches and creating a lovely smocked Christmas ball for your home or to give as a gift this holiday season? Then this course is for you!  Would you like an easy project that focuses on hand stitching without an outfit to sew once the stitching is finished? Expand your skills and make a lovely Christmas Rose Ornament!

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Here's What is Included in the Christmas Rose Course:

  • 12 lessons with detailed instruction walk you through every aspect of the project from picking out supplies to constructing the ball.

  • Advanced stitches covered include: Barbed Trellis, Surface Honeycomb, Cretan, & Raised Chain. 

  • 10 videos demonstrate each aspect of the process.

  • Videos include how to stitch demonstrations for both right and left handed stitchers.

  • Course includes instructions on how to use a pleater,  hand pleat (it is really easy and goes quickly!) or you can purchase pre-pleated fabric.

  • Self paced and your access never expires.

I am so glad you want to smock an Ornament!

Hi, I am Lisa and I am so glad that you want to learn to smock  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, take a few moments for yourself, and enjoy some quiet moments smocking for the holidays.

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"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.

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Not sure you need a whole course?

Check out our Smocked Christmas Ornament Book!