A decorative stitch that joins two pattern pieces together while leaving a space in between one another. This type of seam is usually seen in vintage clothing and is done by hand.
A type of stitch that gives edges a finished look and secures them at the same time. It can be done either left to right or right to left.
Of peasant origin, smocking is a decorative means of gathering a wide piece of material into a required measurement. The word “smock” comes from the Anglo Saxon–smoce–meaning a shift or shirt. There are different types of smocking: outline, cable, double cable, trellis, diamond, feather, honeycomb, surface honeycomb, and wave.
Translating from Italian, it means “to embroider” and is also known as “stuffed technique.” This is a form of quilting that uses padding in between layers, and once stitched over in a pleasing shape, it has a lifted appearance, three dimensional.
Tucks that ripple back and forth between crosswise stitching that forces the tucks to change direction.