This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.
Shirring is done by making several rows of running, parallel with each other.
Fig. 32. - Showing shirring, and the stitches.
1. Begin as in running.
2. Make the required number of rows at the desired distances from each other (Fig. 32).
3. Draw the gathers up on the threads, or by cords run between the rows.
How is shirring done? How are the gathers drawn up?