Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pleating to pattern

Pleating to pattern distinguishes the artisanal workroom from the commercial.
Whether pinch pleats or box pleats, draperies or cafe curtains, roman shades or valances, pleating to pattern takes more time and attention but yields a pleasing product.
Here are some favorite examples from our workroom.
Cafe curtain...... Possibly my all-time favorite example!
Goblet pleat drapery: every other pleat matches.
Classic French pleated draperies.
Box pleats!
Pleating to pattern is especially effective here.
Mock hobbled valances.
Hobbled shades.
Inverted pleat valances.
A little serendipity on this Sheffield- the pattern matches across the horn and scallop.
On this roman shade, every other pleat matches. 
A small motif but a big effect when pleated to pattern.
More French pleats.....
More box pleats......
And one more set of hobbled shades.

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