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I live in southern california and believe me it was very hard to find smocking classes but I did. I had an excellent teacher. You can contact your local SAGA chapter (smocking arts guild of america) to see if there is anyone local that teaches classes. I also recommend the book A to Z of smocking by Country Bumpkin. It really isn't that hard but is time consuming.