Last week, I said that was going to do more pleat sampling this week, but using sharper ironed ones. I have three different ones to show you, but they're not as good as I'd like them to be because I'm working within such a small circle (9.5cm diameter approx) so the samples are a bit small. So for the remainder of my fabric manipulation sampling, I'm going to be using a larger sized circle so I have more space to work with.
There's three ironed pleats that have been stitched down the same way either end and the middle of each pleat stitched the other way.
I've just made a single box pleat with this one and I've kept it opened with a little stitch at either side.
This sample is my least favourite one, but at least you get an idea of the lattice effect I was trying to create. I'd started with a circle of fabric, which was probably my first mistake, and because it was so small I could only get 4 peaks to create the lattice from. I'll probably have another go at this one but on a much bigger scale.
I'll be back on Wednesday.