PE - Period Grommets?

John LaTorre jlatorre at
Fri Feb 11 12:54:18 PST 2000

Tanya Guptill wrote:

> Case in point:

I wouldn't want to swear on a stack of bibles that those are grommets, but the picture lacks the
resolution to say for sure.

It might as easily have been a ring-and-whipstitch configuration. Why use different color thread for
the whip-stitch? So you can know at a glance if the threads are wearing and coming loose. I remember
sewing a few sails for the "training" hang gliders used  by a flying school; the school specified that
the sails be sewn with a contrasting thread to make them easier to inspect for damage. Made sense to


John LaTorre (Johann von Drachenfels)

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