Drapery masters Inc.
Client : Drapery Masters Inc. / New York / USA
Commissioned by : Douglas H. Schulman / Managing Director
Problem description: Calculating a pleat configuration which allows
for seam connections.
Drapery Masters is specialised in manufacturing curtains for
private persons in the highest market segment. (Residential top
treatments) When pleating curtains in this price range, seams
between two curtain panels should be invisible. Therefore, seams
must always be placed left or right of the pleat. In cooperation
with Mr Schulman, Eisenkolb has developed a computer programme that
calculates the pleat configuration (number of pleats for a certain
pleat distance and pleat depth), based on the available fabric. In
addition, the programme shows the user where the seam, visible or
not, will be made. By making small modifications in pleat depth
and/or pleat distance, a visible seam can still be made
Combined with one of the Microflex pleat stitching machines,
this programme will save a lot of time, because the time-consuming
pleat marking will no longer be required.