Folding and pleating – Shapes in fabric

Beam showed pleating techniques in paper, to “imprint” onto a polyester fabric, in this case organza.


Fold the shape you want into wrapping paper, twice. Sandwich your fabric in between your shapes and steam for 20 minutes.

The Fabric then keeps that shape.


Some people freewheeled and put stones from Paillard in the fabric, so that it takes the shape of those stones.