Complete Pleats: Pleating Techniques for Fashion, Architecture and Design

By Paul Jackson

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  • Hardback
  • 660 illustrations
  • 304 pages
  • 10⅛ x 7½ ins
  • ISBN 9781780676012
  • Published August 2015

Paul Jackson‘s major new title Complete Pleats is the most comprehensive book about pleating on the market.

It explains how pleating systems can be stretched, compressed, flared, skewed, multiplied and mirrored, showing how from simple ideas, a huge number of original pleat forms can be created. Each technique is explained with a series of step-by-step photographs and line illustrations, enabling the designer to work through the basic principles of pleating and then adapt them to their specific needs. Complete Pleats also features more than 60 examples of pleats from the worlds of architecture, fashion and product design.

Paul Jackson has taught pleating techniques to students of Fashion Design for 30 years, in both paper and fabric. Complete Pleats is the definitive practical guide for anyone wishing to create and make pleats.

The book includes a DVD featuring 23 videos of pleating techniques.

About the Author

Paul Jackson has been a professional paper folder and paper artist since 1982 and is the author of 30 books on paper arts and crafts. He has taught the techniques of folding on more than 150 university-level design courses in the UK, Germany, Belgium, the US, Canada and Israel. These include courses in Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Jewellery, Product Design, Packaging, Ceramics, Industrial Design, Fine Art, Basic Design and Interior Design. He has also taught many workshops in museums, arts centres and festivals and has worked as 'folding consultant' for companies such as Nike and Siemens.

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Introduction: What is a Pleat?

Chapter 1: Dividing Paper

Chapter 2: Basic Pleats

Chapter 3: Twisted Pleats

Chapter 4: V-Pleats

Chapter 5: Working with Grids

Chapter 6: Pleats Laid Across Pleats

Chapter 7: How to Pleat Fabric