Definitions for "Gathers"
A fashion detail that provides fullness in garment areas such as the waistline, the cuff of a full sleeve, or a sleeve cap. Also used to create ruffles, such as those found on decorative pillows.
This is used with soft furnishings, it involves sewing a loose row of stitching, then holding one end and drawing the thread through the fabric, this creates gathers or folds. It is often used around the edge of a bedspread to provide fullness and drapery to the fabric.
Pern's equivalent of county fairs, held on restdays when no Thread is due.