The successful rolling of textiles, particularly curtains which are often lined and occasionally gathered, is never easy and the linings are easily creased. This difficulty led to the development of a flat roller system that allows a textile to be rolled much more successfully. Foam rods are used in the construction of the flat rollers. These flat rollers are also easily boxed into standard costume boxes and this provides a relatively cheap, safe and standard method for the storage of flat tex- tiles. Foam rods and tubes can also be used effectively to cover dowels for display and for pad- ding the edges of 2-D forms for cost

2006 Textiles Symposium, Adelaide
Paper author:
Kristin Phillips