Textiles students visit Ciment Pleating Studios
On Thursday 9th January 2019 ten Year 12 Textiles students attended the Pleating studios in Potters Bar as part of their A level studies.Pleating is the art of folding fabric into different shapes creating difference in volume and texture, and students are required to understand the principles of pleating and show knowledge of the process in their examinations. The students reported that they found the tour fascinating and informative.
Pleating was established in 1925, and is the oldest pleating firm in the UK. The company has built up a reputation of excellence and they regularly export their services to Europe and the rest of the world. They supply a pleating service for fashion designers, interior designers, home dressmakers, fashion colleges, film companies, advertising, theatrical costumiers, milliners and hold a Royal Warrant as a result of work they have carried out for the royal family. Over the years they have created pleats for some unusual and exciting projects. Past commissions include pleating for Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, and Dean, Lady Gaga, Minogue and the Harry Potter films.
To see images of a selection of their previous projects please scroll down and see the gallery below.