[Ansteorra] Questions about pinking

Chiara Francesca chiara.francesca at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 11:33:52 PDT 2010

Ah, much like Master Fritz's Laureling doublet! I understand now. :)

But he used dies for it.

Pictures of your finished pinked tunic would be great to see William!

Chiara Francesca
(said in my best southern drawl) You want a silver lining to that sad cloud, come sit by me. :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ansteorra-bounces+chiara.francesca=gmail.com at lists.ansteorra.org
> [mailto:ansteorra-bounces+chiara.francesca=gmail.com at lists.ansteorra.org]
> On Behalf Of Chris Zakes
> Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 8:53 AM
> To: Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Questions about pinking
> 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.
> http://mw1.merriam-
> webster.com/dictionary/pinking?show=1&t=1287935300
> Pinking *shears* weren't developed until the 1930s.
> http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinking
>          -Tivar Moondragon

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