Pleaters And Accessories
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The Pleater Manual (Item # Pleater Manual)
A must have for anyone with a pleater. This is the definitive "generic" guide to operating a smocking pleater and working with pleated fabric. Saran Douglas is an expert on smocking and pleating and gives you a wealth of useful information about pleating and working with pleated fabric. It covers the basics as well as advanced subjects like pleating on the bias and even curves. Included is a glossary of terms, pleating directions for all types of fabrics and pleater maintenance instructions. The layout of the book is set up in lesson plans on every type of pleating, exotic or regular - so you'll know your stuff when you've worked you way through! She compiled alot of information, it's well researched and it shows. I can easily recommend this book as a must have in every smockers library. Soft cover, spiral bound.
|Item:||The Pleater Manual ... By Sarah Douglas|
The resurgence in smocking and its growing popularity is probably due to the availability and affordability of pleating machines. The pleating machine was invented in the 1950's by the Read Company of South Africa. It provided an easy way to make perfect pleates for Smocking. This machine takes flat fabric that is fed into the back and pushes it through three grooved interlocking rollers, the "pleated" fabric is pushed out onto needles that are threaded with quilting thread. Once it has come through the pleater, on to, and off of the threaded needles it's blocked and sized waiting you to begin smocking. Nothing short of a miracle if you've ever tried to pleat fabric by hand!
Premium Quality, Brass Rollers, Easy Needle Changing
Australian Design and Engineering at it's best!
Amanda Jane Super Pleater, 24 Rows, 47 Needles, Made In Australia (Item # SuperAmanda)
This is the pleater everyone is talking about, and if you're going to invest in one this should be it! The Super Amanda is the same length as the Amanda Jane but has half cm spacing for the full length of the pleater, offering 47 half cm rows from 47 needles. It is ideal for pleating material which does not hold a pleat successfully when needles are spaced 1cm apart. It easily eliminates hunting for the half spaces on full bodice smocking and your stitches will be perfect. A very nice quality with precision brass rollers, less expensive easily replaced needles, complete instructions included. Email us for a quote.
Jane Replacement Needles (Item # AJRN)
Replacement needles for your 16 or 24 row pleater. 12 needles per package. ( For those of you that have a Salley Stanley pleater and are desperate for needles these have been working just fine). Regular $25.00, our everyday low price $22.50
Various Pleater Replacement Needles
16 Row, Replacement Needles (Item # ReadNeedle16)
Replacement needles for your 16 row Read pleater. 12 needles per package. Regular $25.00, our everyday low price $22.50
24 / 32 Row, Replacement Needles (Item # ReadNeedles24/32)
Replacement needles for your 24 or 32 row Read pleater. 12 needles per package. Regular $25.00, our everyday low price $22.50
Stanley , Replacement Needles "General Purpose" (Item # SalleyStanley)
Replacement needles for your Salley Stanley pleater. 12 needles per package. Regular $25.00, our everyday low price $22.50
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