Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Incredible Sampler

A sampler hand-sewn by a woman called Lorina Bulwer over 100 years ago is in the achieves of the Norfolk Museum Collections. Lorina was from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England,

Through her own angry words stitched into the sampler Lorina tells us about her family, neighbours and life.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

It's in the mail....

The Wee Care issue of SAGANews is in the mail and I have heard some members have actually received their copy!

Here is the cover in case you are looking out for it.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Royal Wedding Dress

Meghan's wedding dress was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, first female designer, for Givenchy.

Her 5 metre long veil is made of silk tulle trimmed with hand embroidered flowers, stitched in silk and organza, representing the  flora of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth of Nations.

The couple will now be known as their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SAGA Convention Registration Opens for Non-Members!

Today is the  day you can register to attend the SAGA National Convention in Winston-Salem if you are not a SAGA member!

This is the first time that a Convention has been opened up to non-members. SAGA are doing this to expand their education outreach.

So want to see what SAGA is all about before you join? Then now is your chance!

More information on classes is available on the SAGA website www.smocking.org

Monday, May 7, 2018

Some Go-To Videos

If you are just beginning smocking and would like to learn some basic smocking techniques then the Smocking Arts Guild of America YouTube videos are a great way to learn.

The videos feature teachers Judith Adams and Vaune Pierce who take you through the  process of pleating your fabric and two basic smocking stitches, cable and trellis.

Watching the videos is like taking a mini class with these teachers and all in the comfort of your own home!

Even if you know how to smock,  you will pick up some great tips from watching these videos!

Judith Adams Pleating Your Fabric

Vaune Pierce Cable Stitch

Vaune Pierce Trellis Stitch

These videos would be good to watch as there is a new  SAGA Smock Along coming soon to celebrate 35 years of the Artisan Program and it might be good to brush up on the basics and be ready to Smock Along!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Convention Registration Opens!

SAGA Convention Registrations opens today at 10:00 AM Central Time!

If you have chosen your classes and are ready to register the easiest way is on-line at www.smocking.org

But you may also register by mail or phone.

Don't forget there are also pre-day events you can register for!