Congratulations to Zia Gipson and laura.e.j.taylor!
Right off the bat, I should mention there is no need to be intimidated by the subtitle, Techniques for Fashion Architecture and Design. While this comprehensive book shows fascinating examples of worldly pleating, the instructions can be utilized by hobbyists and professionals alike.
Complete Pleats covers every aspect of paper pleating you can think of, and perhaps many that you never knew existed. Paul takes us far beyond mountain and valley folds.
Start at the beginning by dividing paper and progress to constructing accordion, knife, box, upright, non-parallel linear, curved, and cut pleats. Twisted and V-pleats, square grids, and pleats laid across pleats are detailed as well.
A thorough section on creating pleats in fabric teaches steaming, baking, twisting, stitching, and starching.
For those of you who have seen beautiful examples of intricate tessellations and been mystified, the book details how these complex folds are accomplished.
Step-by-step photographs and line drawings explain each method... the book includes 660 illustrations in its 304 pages, making it a more extensive pleating manual than Paul's 2011 title, Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form. A DVD is included that features him demonstrating pleating techniques via 23 how-to segments.
Now about that giveaway! Laurence King Publishing will be sending Complete Pleats to two winners. This is an international giveaway.
Leave a comment below along with a way to be contacted as your entry. You may also enter by following @allthingspaper on Instagram and liking the giveaway photo.
The giveaway will conclude at the end of Friday, October 16. Winners will be chosen via a random number generator and announced at the top of this post and on Instagram as soon as they have been notified. Good luck!