[Ansteorra] Questions about pinking
dontivar at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 08:53:22 PDT 2010
At 02:53 AM 10/24/2010, you wrote:
>Good Stefan, The reference to pinking is a cut on the edges of a
>fabric seam. It is a finishing touch that keeps fabrics that tend to
>ravel from ... raveling. :)
I'm afraid you're mistaken. In period, "pinking" was a method of
fabric decoration, where small holes were made in cloth or leather to
create patterns. Shakespeare mentions pinked shoes in "Romeo and
Juliet" for example.
Pinking *shears* weren't developed until the 1930s.
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