I have a sudden desire to learn smocking. And I'm the type of person that, when I decide I want to do something, it has to happen as soon as possible.
Smocking seems to be a dying art. I have a dear friend who is a country girl of my mother's generation. Of course she knows how to smock beautifully, has pattern books and a pleating machine. She has promised me a lesson next week.
In the interim, I'm looking through my folder of clippings of favourite children's clothes - quite a few of which have smocking detail.
Are there any smocking enthusiasts out there?