HEATHER FLINT - Smocking Lady

I have been Smocking for over 35 years and have applied this embroidery technique to clothing for adults and children,  wedding dresses, wedding accessories, Christmas decorations and even jewellery, most of which I have designed myself.  But my speciality is making Reproduction Farmers Smocks for adults and children.  I have also designed kits for some of my projects. Before COVID I gave talks on the history of Pleat Work and its transition into its modern name of Smocking.  This is something I hope to resume in the future. I am a qualified teacher and have taught at the WI's Denman College, the annual Norfolk Maker's Festival and at  workshops.  I am passionate that this beautiful embroidery technique is appreciated and to pass it on so that the skills do not die out.  

Open to the public
Yes, by appointment only
Provides courses or training
Available for craft fairs
Available for educational events only


75 Heath Road, Hockering
NR20 3JA
HEATHER FLINT - Smocking Lady
t: 07740680966
m: 07740680966


Heather is an experienced practitioner in English Smocking - formally known as Pleat Work in Medieval times. Her specialism of English Smocking is widely seen on Victorian Farmers Smocks but she has also applied it to many differing projects (see her posts).  Heather is also a qualified teacher and teaches Smocking and basic dressmaking techniques.


Mini craft gallery

‘Strawberry Thief’ Journal
“Strawberry Thief” Journal Embroidery Detail
Smocked Notebook Cover
Features my exclusive Lace Back Corsage
My Millefiori Dress
Reproduction Farmers Smock
Smocked Ring Pillow
Smocked Bauble
Round Neck Reproduction Farmers Smock
Beaded Smocked padded headband
Fantasy Dress
Child’s Smock
Smocked Flower Brooch
Armistice Blouse