Welcome to the Princeton Pleaters

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What is Smocking?

Smocking is the art of controlling pleats by embroidering on the surface of the pleat. This is an ancient and lovely technique, most often used today on fine garments for babies and children. Don't have small children or grandchildren? That's OK - there are plenty of smocking projects for adults, too.

Our Chapter

Our group is an active and happy chapter of SAGA, the Smocking Arts Guild of America. We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month, at 7:00 PM, at the St. James Catholic Church in Pennington, NJ.

Feel welcome to walk in!

Upcoming Events

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our meetings, and are stitching at home.  We do meet occasionally on Zoom - if you would like to join us, contact me.

What else do we do?

  • Silk-Ribbon Embroidery
  • Tatting
  • Lace-Shaping
  • Heirloom Garment Construction
  • Shadow Embroidery
  • Madeira Applique
  • Crazy-Quilt Embellishment
  • and much more
Interested in membership? 
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