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Read 16, 24, 32 Row Original Smocking Pleaters Made in South Africa. Add Needles, Motor Drive, Thread Box, Bishop Corkboard, Instruction Videos, Books

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See Read Pleaters, Instruction Manuals, New Training Videos, Needles and Accessories, and History of Manufacture of the Original Smocking Pleater

"We were the first, and we are here to stay!" Al and Ann Leenstra, Read Pleaters Johannesburg, S. A. Manufacturers of a full range of smocking pleaters and accessories I want to clarify that the old system of the little metal sliders at each end of the removable roll being held in place by small screws, does not allow for any adjustment of rollers. Both the old Sally Stanley and old Read 16-Row used this method for removing the roller. the slider screwed down tight, is purely there for keeping the roller in place with no adjustment. I'm not familiar with the Pullen, but I'm pretty sure it works exactly the same; i.e. the screws should be tight at all time. Assuming that a pleater has not been damaged and is in good working order, there are two main reasons why needles break. Firstly, if the fabric is not fed evenly into the pleater, or it is allowed to fold into the rollers, or secondly if the fabric is too thick or has too much starch in it (when a fabric softener should be used to soften it). READ. PS. The worldwide tariff code for our pleaters is 8447.90

Instruction Manual for New Style Read Pleater

Instruction Manual for Old Style Read Pleaters

Note: Amanda Jane Pleaters Made in Australia are no longer being made. AllBrands imports the Read 16, 24 and 32 Row Pleaters which will continue to be available. Read Pleaters have heavy duty stable base, plate with anti skid rubber feet, extra large side plate opening allowing for large capacity of rolled up fabric, simple pin type roller holding system allows for quick and easy needle access, comfortable and user friendly dual handles for maximum versatility, heavy duty solid brass rollers capable of handling heavier weight fabrics.

South African Craft Magazines “Stitches” Article about the Read Pleater Company (.PDF)

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Read 32 Row Smocking Pleater Machine 12.5" Wide Pleating, 44 Needles
$369.99
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Read 24 Row Super Maxi Smocking Pleater Machine, 9"Wide, 47Needles DVD
$339.99
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Read Regular 24 Row Smocking Pleater Machine 9"Pleating, 36Needles
$299.99
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Read Original 16 Row Smocking Pleater Machine 6.5" Wide, 28 Needles
$299.99
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Power Pleater Motor Drive, Platform, Foot Control: for 16-24 Row Smock Gathering Machines*
$249.99
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Smoc N Genie 16, 24, or 32 Row Smocking Pleater and Thread Dispenser Storage Box, Wood Caddy
$49.99
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Perfect Pleats for Smocking, Instructional DVD Video
$29.99
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Read Smocking Pleaters Instructional DVD, 5 Videos Combined on 1 Disc
$29.99
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Read Magnetic Feed Bars, 2 Split Metal Rods, 12"Wide, Roll Fabric on Smocking Pleater for 16 & 24 Row Read, Amanda Jane, Pullen, Dr Joe, Sally Stanley
$29.99
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Terri Wood Pleating Tomorrows Treasures Smocking Pleater DVD Video, Comparisons, Care, Preparations, Bishop Dress, Power Pleater Motor Drive Unit
$39.99
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Smocking Pleater Board 16x12" Wood Trim, Corkboard, Gridded, Circles, Pins
$49.99
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Ellen McCarn 990024 24 Pleater Needles, Amanda Jane, Stanley, Marys, Dr Joe
$29.99
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Pleater Manual Smocking Machine Book 72 Pages by Sarah H.Douglas 1983/93
$29.99
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Ellen McCarn 990016 Pleater Needles 16Pk for Pullen Newell Read 16 Row
$29.99
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Read 12 Longer Shank Needles for Old 24 Row Pleaters made Before 1998
$39.99
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Read 12 Pack Needles for Read 24 or 32 Row Pleater Machines Manufactured After 1998
$24.99
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Read 12 GP General Purpose Pleater Needles for Amanda Jane 16-24 Row, Pullen 16 Row, Dr Joe 24 Row, Sally Stanley 24 Row, Not for Read Pleaters
$19.99
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Read 12Pk Needles 35mm Long for All Read 16 Row Smocking Pleaters Only, Not for Other Brands of 16 Row Pleaters
$29.99
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DMC 117 Floss 6 Strand Size 25 for Hand Embroidery Smocking 454 Colors Egypt Long Staple Cotton in Retail Stores
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Martha Pullen RW-SBISH6MMICRO 6M Blue Gingham Pleated Bishop Dress & Sleeve Ready To Be Smocked, 65% poly., 35% cotton
$39.99
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Martha Pullen Pleating DVD Inst. Video: Pleater Machines by Dody Baker
$49.99
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