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Thursday, 11 November 2010
Smocking with Tinctory
This is the work of Eva, the creative force that is Tinctory. Eva is especially fascinated by folds and to that end smocking. She has taken this traditional technique and uses it to create unique stunning pieces of jewelry.
Smocking was originally used to create work wear. The smocking stitch gathered in a fullness of fabric that created warmth and protection. The decorative stitches indicated trade specific designs.