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Pleats

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2012, 14:01
by Yogi
I ran across this web site dedicated to pleats. Yes pleats. Those folds in material that, well, a lot of people think are ugly. I was amazed at how many different types there are, and they all have names:
    Accordion Pleat
    Box Pleat
    Cartridge Pleat
    Fluted Pleat
    Godet Pleat
    Honeycomb Pleat
    Kick Pleat
    Knife Pleat
It kind of makes me wonder why the names don't go past the letter 'K'
http://blog.buyosphere.com/2012/04/pleats/

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2012, 21:54
by pilvikki

well, that was a surprisingly interesting bit!

and don't tell anyone, but of the weird things one finds in the basement... there was a dress with a pleated skirt made from some super material - mother bought it for me in 1964 and it looks like it always did. pleats and all, just needs a new zipper...

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 27 Apr 2012, 05:07
by Ice.Maiden
Providing it's got no moth holes in it, I'd keep it. It'd be interesting for anyone looking at it 100 years from now!

There are quite a few other types of pleating Yogi.

You get :

Mini pleats
Pencil pleats
Rolled pleats
Single pleats
Slotted pleats
Stacked pleats
Sunray pleats
Tab Top pleats
Twin pleats
Two Way pleats
Zigzag pleats

Also one or two in between.

Good grief. It must be the only sewing that has so many styles to it.

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 29 Apr 2012, 00:23
by pilvikki

i think i'd recognize maybe 3-4 styles, the rest is Pleats...

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 04 May 2012, 04:15
by Ice.Maiden
They ALL are to me. : (

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 06 May 2012, 13:27
by Tomsk
David Pleat football manager..

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 06 May 2012, 13:28
by Tomsk
David Platt footballer

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 06 May 2012, 18:29
by Ice.Maiden
LOL!!! Is a plat a plait, and do you pleat a plait? Hey - this could turn into a tongue-twister!

Geoff Platt - Ice hockey player.

Samantha Pleat - designer.

Plat (with one "t") - alteration of plaiten, to fold, braid; see plait.

Confused yet????

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 08 May 2012, 05:34
by Tomsk
yes..always.

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 09 May 2012, 07:31
by Ice.Maiden
Join the queue.

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 18 May 2012, 17:04
by Tomsk
I can't compleat with you..

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 18 May 2012, 19:31
by Ice.Maiden
Poo - rubbish pun. You're right ...... ha ha ha!!!!

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 20 May 2012, 16:38
by Tomsk
silly old platt..

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 22 May 2012, 06:23
by Ice.Maiden
I used to have my hair plaited when I was a kid. My mother thought it looked neat. : (

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 24 May 2012, 13:15
by Tomsk
bet you looked like Nelly Olsen from 'little house on the praire'!!

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 25 May 2012, 17:43
by Ice.Maiden
Never seen it, so can't imagine who you mean. Don't worry - the plaits were out before I'd barely stepped through the school gates!

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 26 May 2012, 05:53
by Tomsk
you must've looked like a right chump!

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 26 May 2012, 21:13
by Ice.Maiden
I thought so. My mother didn't.

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 27 May 2012, 22:47
by Tomsk
aww bet you looked like an angel,,

Re: Pleats

PostPosted: 28 May 2012, 04:21
by Ice.Maiden
Can't remember, except that I didn't like my hair being plaited or put into bunches.