The 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.