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    Smocking Pleaters


    What is a Smocking Pleater?

    A smocking pleater is a machine invented by the Read Company of South Africa in the 1950's to make pleats for smocking. It takes fabric that is fed in from the back and pushes it through grooved rollers onto specially designed needles which are threaded with strong thread. Once the fabric is pleated, it is blocked and sized in preparation for your beautiful stitching.



    Read Smocking Pleater




    Read 24 Maxi

    The Read 24 Maxi has 23 half space rows. Included are 47 needles.

    The half space rows are perfect for those stubborn fabrics that do not want to hold the pleat when the needle rows are 1 cm apart. They also provide a wonderful guideline for picture smocking or intricate stitchings.

    This pleater has
    - a wide heavy duty base with anti-skid feet,
    - extra large side plate opening to allow for greater capacity of fabric to be rolled on the dowel
    -
    has handles at both ends--handy for the left handed person or if you want to pleat from the back.
    - simple pin type system for removing and replacing the rollers giving easy access to the needles.
    -heavy duty solid brass rollers.
    -capable of handling some heavier weight fabrics like featherweight corduroy and soft denim plus most lightweight fabrics too.


    SP-READMAXI......My Price: $479.99

           

    Read 24

    This 24 row Read Pleater has the needles spaced 1 cm apart as above but it only has the half spaced rows across half of the roller width.

    The rest of the features are exactly the same as the Read Maxi--above.

    SP-READ24.........My Price $399.99

     

    READ 32

    The 32 row pleater with needle spacing of 1cm has half spaced rows across half of the roller width.

    This is the only pleater available worldwide with this many pleating rows.

    The rest of the features are exactly the same as the Read Maxi--above.

    SP-READ32.....available by special order only



     Link to Secure Order Page
    Order Minimum is $10.00 before shipping and any applicable taxes.
    Smocking Pleater Thread Caddies              Smocking Pleater Rods          

      Smocking Pleater Replacement Needles               Smocking Index                    
       
     

    Help to Get Started using Your Smocking Pleater

    Sarah Douglas Pleater Manual

    This is a required text. Anyone who uses a pleater should have this book at hand. Every question is answered: how to start; how to finish; types of fabric; types of thread; and just about anything else you can think of. Learn how the pleater works and how to care for it. The best reference available!

    Everything there is to know about using a pleater regardless of the brand.

    BH-049....My Price: $32.98



    Pleating DVD

    Pleating with Martha Pullen and Dody Baker

    Topics covered:

    Pleaters and their Parts
    Types of Fabric
    Preparing to Pleat
    Inserting and Threading the Needles
    Pleating Basics
    Bishops and Overlays
    Plaids
    Pleated Sections
    Elastic Thread
    Pleating tips

    Wow that's a lot

    DVD-006.........$48.98



     

     Link to Secure Order Page

    Order Minimum is $10.00 before shipping and any applicable taxes.

    Smocking Pleater Thread Caddies                 Smocking Pleater Rods          

      Smocking Pleater Replacement Needles                    Smocking Index