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This is our 4-prong drapery hook that’s designed to work with our deep pleat tape. The 4-prong hook when inserted into the pockets, it creates a triple pinch pleat just like this. I’ve already inserted one, this is how it kind of looks on the back. Now what you’re looking at is the long neck 4-prong hook. We have both a 4-prong long neck or a short neck. The difference is, when you insert the long neck into the panel, into these pockets here in the back, the long neck has the hook close to the top edge of your drapery panel.
When you go to hang this onto your hardware, just the little bit above the hook will cover, say the eyelet of your drapery ring and then the rest of the hardware will be shown. So you would use a long neck if you we’re hanging this on drapery rings and you want your pull and rings to show.
We also have a short neck which works exactly just like the 4-prong long neck except that the hook comes down to about here. It comes down not this far but about a half way down, that way when you hang your drape, you have about this much fabric that will conceal your hardware. So if you’re hanging this on, say a traverse rod, you would want the short neck hooks.
Now to insert this into the back of your pleating tape, this is very simple. First, you will need to know how far apart you want your pleats to be spaced and as I had mentioned before, you can use our pleat and spaced cast leather on sewing-window-treatments.com or on draperysewingsupplies.com. And to determine how far apart you’ve want your pleats to be. So I’m going to, for example purposes, space my pleats apart every four inches. So I measure over from this pleat that I’ve already created actually and measure over four inches to begin my pleat which puts me up this pocket right here.
Now each pocket is highlighted with the yellow stitching going across here so it’s easy to pick out which one’s a pocket and which one’s not and then you are typically use every other pocket. So I insert my first prong into the first pocket here. The next yellow line is the next pocket, I’m going to skip that and insert the next prong into this pocket way over here and then I’m going to see this line pocket, skip and go to this one and insert the third prong in there. And then skip a pocket and move on to the next one and insert that prong there and I know my hands block in the view but I have a prong at every other pocket and I’m just going to gently slide this up so that the prongs are inserted all the way into these pockets and what results, we’re all done, it’s a clean hook on the back and a triple pinch pleat on the front with the four— I’ve done a four inch spacing and you can modify that based on what you need to get to the finished width that you desire.
I’ve also want to have a measured in a few inches for my overlap or return so you’ll take that into consideration as well when you’re creating your pleats. So that’s a very easy to create your triple pinch pleats with this 4-prong—