History of Smocking
Smocking is basically embroidery on pleats. It’s a technique used to gather up the cloth so that it can stretch.
Smocking is a handicraft, some would say an ‘art form’ that has been passed down through generations. Its roots can be traced as far back as the Renaissance in Europe.
Nowadays, smocking is associated mostly with smocks for both adults and children, but in fact, smocking can be done on all kinds of fabric for a wide variety of uses, such as curtains, upholstery and much more.
Of course our interest at Patrizia Wigan Designs is with smocking on clothing, and in particular on babies clothing. Modern smocking can be used for girls dresses and a variety of outfits for younger boys as well.