Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Pleater Shortage
Pleater- A hand cranked machine for preparing fabric for smocking.
After a bit of investigation we have confirmed the nasty rumour about the lack of pleaters on the market. Martha Pullen Company, one of the leading manufacturers has stopped production. My advise would be, if you are interested in purchasing a pleater....do it now. A Google search for pleaters will direct you to fabric shops that might have a few in stock, or you might try Ebay. As for brand, I have tried them all over the years with good results. The good news is that a pleater will last for several decades!
*A pleater is not necessary for smocking.