HNW - Re: English smocking

Carol Thomas scbooks at
Sat Jan 20 14:56:32 PST 2001

>One technique that's particularly intriguing may actually have a 
>pre-1600 historical basis. (One of the perpetual SCA needlework 
>debates is "Is smocking period?" i.e. before 1600.) 

There is a 15th c. portrait of the virgin which has gussets in the sides of
her dress, and the tops of the gussets are honeycomb smocking.  Sorry, I do
not have the reference.  Someone on the garb list might know.


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