Buttonhole looping · Structures

Simple looping

Before looking at the two additional forms of buttonhole looping in the instructions for the Louisiana purse from 1823 (see the preceding post) let’s consider the underlying structure independently of that craft. Irene Emery gives the following illustrated definition in the chapter on “Single Element” structures in The Primary Structures of Fabrics from 1966: Looping… Continue reading Simple looping


The blogger’s intentions

I’m by no means a newcomer to online publication but have never blogged before. Most of what I’ve published has been accounts and analyses of information culled from pre-existing sources and experimental observation. The results were always intended to enhance the understanding of the underlying subject but rarely included any subjective discussion. Sometimes a portion… Continue reading The blogger’s intentions