In fabric, folds create dimension, finish edges, envelop, and frame. We have produced a series of foundation samples that explore established ways of folding in fabric. Using simple materials (unbleached cotton muslin; bleached cotton broadcloth, cotton organdy, and cotton sateen), we folded both with the fabric grain to maintain fabric integrity and diagonally across the grain to introduce flexibility and distortion. We have completed documentary notebooks of samples for each of the following categories: pleating, tucking, shirring, gathering, smocking, quilt blocks, and shibori (bound/folded resist dyeing). Retention of folds and anchoring methods used to secure samples included stitching, heating (pressing with an iron), and starching.