PE - Period Grommets

Stephen Wyley stephenw-hrt at
Fri Feb 11 11:20:51 PST 2000

Hi Wendy,

Most of the ms showing tents in the Medieval period that I have come 
across don't go into the detail of showing how the grommets were 

Some of the German wood cuts from the 16th century may show 
some detail.

I will have to check my collection of pictures and get back to you.

> Any documentation on grommets in medieval tents? 
> Did they use the "ring & whipstitch" method (I tried it - not as easy as it
> sounds!), or the "pound together" method we use mundanely?

Bye for now,

Stephen Francis Wyley
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(Plant Tissue Culture, Chemistry and Soil Science)
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