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COVID-19

At the time of writing we have been away from our meetings for two months and we don’t know when we will be able to return. Our world as we knew it has been changed forever. Keep safe everyone, keep social distancing, put the COVIDsafe app on your mobile phone to keep everyone safe and […]

ABC Sydney news story

We were very thrilled to have Amanda Hoh, reporter from ABC Sydney at our December, 2018 morning meeting. Amanda spoke to two of our founding members Marj Ebb & Judy Fernie about the guild, she took lots of photos and this is the result. Amanda also presented the guild’s story on ABC radio 702 with […]

The year ahead 2018

The dates have already been booked for our regular morning and evening meetings, teachers have been booked.  Between our December, 2017 meetings and our February, 2018 meetings we will have a chance to enjoy the Festive season and New Year, as well we may have time to work on some unfinished projects or start new […]

Inaugural appreciation lunch

Today we held our inaugural appreciation lunch at Dence Park, Epping.  This was held to thank the numerous members, friends and family who have supported us over many years.  Our members consistently supply us with beautiful smocked wee care gowns whilst friends and family knit and crochet blankets, bonnets, caps and bootees to accompany them.  Other […]

Is smocking old fashioned?

Many times I have been asked this question and I always give the same reply.  Now we don’t make puffy sleeves and waists with sashes and floppy bows at the back unless of course they are for a formal occasion like a wedding. There are also classic styles for christenings/baptisms which still follow traditional lines. […]

Welcome!

Welcome to the new website of Smocking Arts Guild of NSW.  We hope you enjoy what we have to show you and would love to hear from you about your own smocking.