Ribbon Edges

(I’ll come back to fill this in asap)


“Picot (pe-ko) (French picot, from pic, a purl or point.) A small loop forming  part of an ornamental edging, but larger than the purl and thicker, consisting of a thread upon which other thread has been wound, or to which small stitches of knots have been added. When the term is used to designate ribbons it has the same meaning as applied to purl in lace making – signifying small attached loops or circles.” (Cole, George S.. A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods and History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool and other Fibrous Substances. Chicago: W. B. Conney,1892)

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