The second of the two families of folds is the radial folds, which resemble cones or parts of cones rather than cylinders. A funnel made from a sheet of paper is a radial fold. They are called radial folds because all the straight length lines radiate outwards from the same starting point. Unlike parallel folds, none of these length lines are parallel to each other. Radial folds form when cloth is wrapped around a cone-shaped object, and also when cloth is compressed unevenly (Figure 4.1). Radial folds are not usually complete cones, and they are often less than half a cone. A radial fold that comes full circle and meets the other edge of a piece of cloth forms a funnel shape that can be sewn into a sleeve, a pant leg or ...

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