Complete Pleats

Pleating Techniques for Fashion, Architecture and Design


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Paul Jackson


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.

Additional information

Weight 1164 g
Dimensions 19.6 x 26 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2015
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.6 x 26 cm
Weight 1164 g


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Paul Jackson is the author of more than 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, USA, Canada and Israel. Courses include Architecture and Graphic Design to Fashion Design and Fine Art.