HNW - Re: English smocking

ladygrania@juno.com ladygrania at juno.com
Sat Jan 20 16:25:49 PST 2001


Take a very close look at the Mona Lisa.  The top of her dress is
smocked.

Grania
On Sat, 20 Jan 2001 17:56:32 -0500 Carol Thomas <scbooks at neca.com>
writes:
> >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.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Carllein
> 
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