Pencil Pleat

A pencil pleat is a drapery header type that is composed of thin, evenly spaced pleats that are roughly the width of a pencil. This pleat type is similar to a pinch pleat, but with smaller pinched pleats. With a pencil pleat, the textile will have a tighter synch at the header and a softer, yet fuller drape throughout. The pleats can be enforced using pleater tape and pleater hooks which ensure that the pleat stays in place and lays properly. The pleater hooks are dual purpose, as they synch together the fabric to form and keep pleats, while also having a loop at the opposite end that allows it to be attached to a rod. Curtains with pinched pleats can be hung using hardware such as rod and rings, an exposed track, a hidden track with cornice, or a curved track.


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