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This is a piece of raw silk that I pleated and stitched two years ago.  I dyed it this Monday.  The fabric measures 15 x 34 inches.  I used the finger pleat method, gathering up folds of fabric with my fingers then using a running stitch and a very long needle to hold each group of pleats in place.

To the left is the pleated fabric after it was soaked for a couple days to wet it out; on the right after steaming and drying out a bit, just before I took out the stitches.


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