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Can anyone recommend a dayschool tutor for the art of smocking who is prepared to travel to Plymouth UK fee paid?
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Who made smocking?
The origin of smocking is lost to history. Because fibers break down over time, it is very difficult to find actual examples, but paintings have survived on the walls of ancient Egyptian temples and scrolls that show smocking on the clothing. Some examples have survived with mummies that have been discovered in recent diggings in the Nazca culture of Peru. The fabrics show evidence of the smocking technique. Smocking is now a popular, decorative technique that is used throughout the world in both hand and machine sewing.