Pleatwork embroidery is the embroidery found on pleated garments, primary necklines and cuffs in the clothing prior to the 17th century - Pleatwork Embroidery
As a young child I used to wear little hand smocked dresses that my mum made for me. And in passing down this traditional technique, one of my first ever sewing projects was to smock and hand embroider the front of an apron made from red and white gingham fabric. So when I bought The Art of Manipulating Fabric a few years ago I, once again, began to practise my smocking, folding and pleating in the hope that I would be able to create something like these amazing works of art.
|Ealish Wilson employs techniques traditionally associated with clothing construction (pleating, smocking, ruching) in distinctively non-traditional ways.|
|Acquiring these garments you helps to maintain and disseminate centuries-old tradition in phase of disappearance - annafabo|
|Hand dyed, smocked and embroidered jewellery by Tinctory|