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Read Pleaters

 

Read Pleaters:

24 Row, 24 Row Maxi, & 32 Row

Read Pleaters are simply the best. They feature durable brass rollers for longevity, right and left turning knobs for easy operation, a unique pin mechanism for convenient needle changes, and a compact footprint for efficient operation.

All Read Pleaters ship pre-installed with needles. Order replacement packs with your pleater to have spare needles ready right when you need them.

 

Read 24-row pleater

 

24 Row

The Read 24 Row Pleater features 24 needles with 1 centimeter spacing the entire width of the pleater with 12 additional "half spaces" on one half. This machine will pleat a 9 inch width of fabric, though the total width of the fabric can be wider due to the pleater's open ends. This model is suitable for most basic pleating needs.

$319.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

Read 24 Maxi

 

24 Row Maxi

The Read 24 Row Maxi Pleater features "half spaces" across the full width of the pleater, coming with 47 needles installed every half centimeter. Like the 24 Row, the 24 Row Maxi will pleat up to 9 inches width of fabric. The 24 Row Maxi can be used like the normal 24 Row by removing the half space needles. This model is great for those who need versatility!

$369.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

Read 32 Row

 

32 Row

The Read 32 Row Pleater pleats fabric up to 12 inches wide, featuring additional "half spaces" on one half of the pleater. This pleater provides the maximum size pleat available to accomplish any project, large or small. This is the largest size pleater available anywhere; perfect for those who want to be able to do it all!

$399.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

  Read 16 Row Pleater

Classic 16 Row

The Read 16 Row Pleater pleats fabric up to 6 inches wide, featuring additional "half spaces" across one third of the pleater. The Read 16 Row features the classic Read pleater design, with one right-hand turning knob and screw clips to remove the brass roller for changing needles. This is a good choice for very small pleating jobs.

$299.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 


Needles needles

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Needles for Read 24 and 32 Row

Read 24 & 32 Row Needles

Pack of 12 replacement needles for Read 24 Row, 24 Maxi, and 32 Row pleaters. These are the "longer" Read needles and will only fit these three pleater models.

$19.99 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

  Needles for Read 16 Row

Read 16 Row Needles

Pack of 12 replacement needles for Read 16 Row pleaters. These are the "shorter" Read needles and will only fit the 16 Row pleater. These will NOT fit the 24, 24 Maxi, and 32 Row.

$19.99 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

   

Amanda Jane 16 & 24 Row Needles

Pack of 12 replacement needles for Amanda Jane 16 Row and 24 Row pleaters. These will NOT fit the Read Pleater models that we sell.

$19.99 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

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Sally Stanley Needles

Pack of 12 replacement needles for Sally Stanley pleaters. These will NOT fit the Read Pleater models that we sell.

$19.99 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

   

Pullen Needles

Pack of 12 replacement needles for Martha Pullen pleaters. Pullen needles come in two sizes, Regular (1.5 inch) and Short (1.0 inch). The Regular size are more common than the Short. If you are unsure of your needle size or need furthur help, please contact us. These will NOT fit the Read Pleater models that we sell.

$19.99 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

Regular (1.5 inch): OUT OF STOCK

Short (1.0 inch): OUT OF STOCK

 


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Magnetic fabric feed rod

Feed rod illustration

Magnetic Fabric Feed Rod

This plastic dowl splits in half to allow you to easily secure your fabric to the feed rod. Magnets inside hold your fabric between the two halves of the feed rod. It quickly and easily snaps apart to let you remove your fabric when you are done pleating. This inexpensive accessory is a time saver and frustration eliminator!

$24.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

Numbered needle guide

 

Numbered Needle Guide

Place this numbered adhesive strip to the base of your pleater directly under the needles to help you quickly and easily count your needle spacing at a glance! Available for 24 Row pleaters only with standard 1 centimeter spacing. This is a dollar well spent!

$1.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

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Smocn Genie

(pleater shown for illustration purposes only- not included)

Smoc'n Genie Thread Dispenser

Mount your pleater on this oak veneer cabinet. It will hold 16, 24, or 32 large spools of thread directly under your pleater. You can easily pleat more than one garmet without having to rethread your needles between each one! This is a very compact and highly-functional accessory that will make pleating a breeze. Once you've used the Smoc'n Genie, you won't know how you ever did without!

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For 16 Row Pleaters-

$59.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!


For 24 Row Pleaters-

$69.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!


For 32 Row Pleaters-

$69.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 


DVD Videos

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Pleating DVD

 

Pleating

with Martha Pullen & Dody Baker

This DVD covers the parts of the pleater, the mechanics of the pleater, and how to pleat various fabrics and styles of garments.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • 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

DVD Video

$40.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

Smocking DVD

 

Smocking

with Martha Pullen

This DVD will take you from the very basics of smocking through a variety of smocking stitches to picture smocking and machine smocking.

Preview below:

 

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Preparing to Smock
  • Cat and the Courthouse
  • Hand Smocking Stitches
    • Beginning to Stitch
    • Outline, Stem, and Wheat Stitch
    • Cable Stitch
    • Chevron Stitch, Baby Waves, and One-Step Waves
    • Counting the Steps
    • Two-Step Waves and Three-Step Waves
    • Combination Stitches, Double Waves, and Diamonds
    • Flowerettes
    • Starting, Running Out of Floss, and Starting Again
    • Back Smocking
  • Picture Smocking
    • Decreasing Stitches
    • Increasing Stitches
    • Details
  • Smocking with the Embroidery Machine
  • Smocking in the Hoop
  • More Smocking Samples

DVD Video

$40.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 


Booksbooks

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Joy of Smocking

 

The Joy of Smocking

by Martha Pullen

A classic! Includes:

  • 13 smocking plates
  • Nightgown pattern 6 months to 14 years
  • Donna's Smocked T-Bonnet
  • Basic smocking instructions
  • Advanced smocking stitches
  • Tips from Laura Thompson

64 pages + 8 full-color inserts
Measures 8.5" x 11"

$18.00 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

Designer Smocking

 

Designer Smocking
for Tots to Teens

by Country Bumpkin Publications

No longer just the domain of babies and toddlers, smocking reveals itself as a fashion statement in these trendy outfits.

You'll find it in unexpected places- embellishing jeans, highlighting a floral print, or starring as a decorative trim on pyjamas.

Each garmet comes with a multi-size pattern and complete instructions for smocking and construction.

Never smocked before? Our detailed step-by-step instructions will ensure that you can reproduce these for your young ones.

10 featured outfits inside.

From the publisher of Inspirations and Australian Smocking & Embroidery magazines.

115 full-color pages + lift-out patterns
Measures 8.25" x 10.75"

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

A-Z Smocking

 

A-Z of Smocking

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Everything you ever wanted to know about smocking, this is a complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced smocker.

The A-Z of Smocking is designed to reveal every secret and answer every question you have on this timeless art.

Over 1,000 step-by-step photographs bring smocking within the reach of anyone who can thread a needle.

128 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

OUT OF STOCK

 

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A-Z Bead Embroidery

 

A-Z of Bead Embroidery

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Add some sparkle to your embroidery.

This easy-to-use book features more than 30 stunning and versatile projects.

With over 440 step-by-step photographs it brings bead embroidery within the reach of anyone who can thread a needle.

Find out how to work tambour beading, beadpoint, padded beading, how to handle sequins and bugle beads, and so much more. Discover the best tools for the task and learn to identify different beads by their size, shape, and finish.

Full of fascinating hints and gems of information.

128 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

A-Z Ribbon Embroidery

 

A-Z of Ribbon Embroidery

by Country Bumpkin Publications

A complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced embroiderer.

The appeal of ribbon embroidery is timeless and throughout the years thousands of embroiderers have been captivated by its ease of use and fabulous results.

In this book you will find over 40 designs to delight and inspire you, step-by-step photographs to guide you, and clear instructions to make you an expert.

An essential addition to your library.

132 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

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A-Z Sewing for Smockers

 

A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

by Country Bumpkin Publications

The smocking is finished and looks fabulous. What do you do now?

Let this book guide you through every step of turning your gorgeous smocked designed into a piece of wearable art or a family heirloom.

Packed with easy to follow instructions and full-color photographs, this book is a must for anyone in love with fabric, smocking, or sewing.

Over 580 step-by-step photographs and pages full of hints and tips from the experts.

A perfect companion to A-Z of Smocking.

128 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

OUT OF STOCK

 

 

A-Z Embroidery Stitches

 

A-Z of Embroidery Stitches

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Embroidery has come of age.

The A-Z of Embroidery Stitches is presented to you by the publishers of Inspirations, the world's most beautiful and successful embroidery magazine.

Follow the 1,300 step-by-step photographs accompanied by easy instructions and learn everything you every wanted to know about ribbon stitches, wool embroidery, bullions, shadow work, cross stitch, and much more.

This book is designed to encourage you to try new techniques, explore new horizons, and above all, to experiment. Whatever your status as an embroiderer, we hope this book kindles your enthusiasm and provides you with an enriched knowledge of this timeless art.

144 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

OUT OF STOCK - Check out "A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2" below.

 

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A-Z Embroidery Stitches 2

 

A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Broaden your stitch vocabulary!

The language of embroidery is wonderfully rich and varied as it draws from numerous cultures and many centuries of tradition.

The A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2 brings to you more than 145 fabulous new stitch techniques fully explained with clear step-by-step instructions, over 1,200 photographs total!

The titles of many suggest their origins: Siennese stitch, Roumanian stitch, Italian insertion, and Armenian edging. Others such as rope and ladder stitch are named for their similarity to familiar objects. All offer every embroiderer a perfect way to add variety and interest to each new stitching project.

Combined with the original A-Z of Embroidery Stitches, this book completes an amazingly comprehensive dictionary of embroidery stitches and techniques and is an essential addition to every needleworker's library.

144 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

A-Z Embroidered Flowers

 

A-Z of Embroidered Flowers

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Yet another book in the best-selling A-Z series, A-Z of Embroidered Flowers is a celebration of flowers and embroidery, featuring 100 glorious blooms brought to life with needle and thread.

A fabulous book of designs with easy instructions, full size patterns, and more than 120 step-by-step photographs.

A wide variety of embroidery techniques are covered in this reference from traditional surface embroidery to crewel embroidery, shadow work, wool and ribbon embroidery, thread painting, and stumpwork.

132 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

A-Z Stumpwork

 

A-Z of Stumpwork

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Everything you need to know about stumpwork, a fabulous three-dimensional embroidery, this is the ultimate reference and design source for all stumpwork embroiderers.

With its beginnings in seventeenth-century England, stumpwork is today making a revival. A-Z of Stumpwork is an exciting journey into the world of raised embroidery.

This book contains over 400 step-by-step color photographs and instructions presented in five easy-to-use sections. In addition, it containes 20 stunning designs from around the world. Each design is beautifully presented with a color photograph, easy to follow instructions, and a full-size pattern.

Included is expert advice on the materials and tools you need to ensure success and enjoyment with tips and hints to help you perfect your stitches and techniques.

128 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

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A-Z Heirloom Sewing

 

A-Z of Heirloom Sewing

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Discover the delights of heirloom sewing, a collection of fine needlework techniques that imitate fine French hand sewing.

The use of delicate fabrics trimmed with lace, entredeux, ribbon, and tucks are common characteristics of this beautiful technique. Perfect for adding that extra special touch to christening gowns, children's clothes, wedding dresses, and delicate garments, this book has methods for every skill level.

Filled with detailed instructions and useful hints, this reference book offers over 700 clear step-by-step photographs to help you achieve the perfect finish.

Topics include:

  • Material and equipment
  • Garment care and storage
  • Working with lace and entredeux
  • Handworked edges and finishes
  • Construction techniques particulary suited to fine fabrics

A-Z of Heirloom Sewing is an exciting addition for every sewing enthusiast's library.

144 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

OUT OF STOCK

 

A-Z Crochet

 

A-Z of Crochet

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Get hooked on crochet!

A complete manual for the beginner through advanced stitcher, this quick and easy craft makes it possible to create beauty in a time-hungry world.

Experience more than 1,200 photographs of every stitch you will ever need.

Don't know where to start? If you have never held a crochet book before, the simple instructions and easy-to-follow photographs at the beginning of the book will have you crocheting like an expert in no time. Learn about bobbles and clusters, loop stitches, picots and popcorns, shells, and spikes.

Are you an expert buy want to expand your repertoire? Discover broomstick crochet, entrelac crochet, filet and hairpin crochet, Irish crochet, surface and tubular crochet, Tunisian crochet, and so much more.

Even more, we show you how to achieve a perfect finish to your crocheted project and how to add your own special touch with fringes, spirals, edgings, and three-dimensional motifs.

163 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

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A-Z Knitting

 

A-Z of Knitting

by Country Bumpkin Publications

Knitting has never been easier!

The ultimate guide for the beginner through the advanced knitter, A-Z of Knitting contains more than 1,000 step-by-step photographs of every knitting technique you will ever need.

From Aran knitting to Fair Isle, from entrelac to intarsia, this book will tell you everything there is to know about this beautiful and practical craft.

Starting with the basics, we teach you about the different types of tools and wonderful array of yarns that are available to you. We give you easy-to-follow instructions for various ways to hold yarn and needles, cast on and cast off, work basic stitches, increase and decrease, make buttonholes, finish off, fix mistakes, and care for your knitted garments.

All you need to know is in this book.

152 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

 

A-Z Quilting

 

A-Z of Quilting

by Country Bumpkin Publications

At last, the book ever quilter has been waiting for! A complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced quilter.

Whether you have never held a needle or have been creating heirlooms for decades, this remarkable book has something for you.

It is filled with almost 900 full-color step-by-step photographs that cover every aspect of creating a beautiful and unique quilt.

Includes:

  • How to prepare your fabric and transfer your designs
  • How to create the quilt top with a vast array of different techniques to choose from, such as piecing, patchwork, applique, embroidery, beading, tucking, ruching, and slashing
  • How to assemble a quilt top
  • How to quilt by hand and by machine as well as specialty techniques such as trapunto, echo quilting, corded quilting, and tufting
  • How to make binding and bind your quilt with a variety of different methods and looks

128 full-color pages
Measures 8.5" x 9"
Concealed spiral bound

$38.50 (US Dollar) - Free Shipping in the US!

 

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