[Ansteorra] Questions about pinking

Chris Zakes 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. 

         -Tivar Moondragon

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