~Counterchange Smocking on Gingham~
Hand smocking on gingham is a fun way to bring a little texture to fabric creations! Here is an apron that was made out of fabric that was 'smocked' by counterchange method!
Counterchange is typically done on stripes, checks, or patterns that are square. It changes the colors on stripes when you pleat with the stitches. Also, there is no stretch in counterchange smocking as opposed to regular smocking which stretches tremendously without stabilization.
Pattern or design used: My own design
Posted on Mar 5th, 2009 in garment construction, embellishments, embroidery, reader's closet