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225_Page 223 (1)Saturday.2nd of September. 1843.

Misty, damp; not too warm
Employed myself arranging
my closets, then took a short walk. Brought gimp.
Trimmed Balzarine sleeves.
Made a fine lunch of cut peaches.

 

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From Wikipedia:

Gimp is a narrow ornamental trim used in sewing or embroidery. It is made of silk, wool, or cotton

Gimp fabric

Gimp fabric

and is often stiffened with metallic wire or coarse cord running through it. Gimp is used as trimming for dresses, curtains, furniture, etc. Originally the term referred to a thread with a cord or wire in the center, but now is mainly used for a trimming braided or twisted from this thread. Sometimes gimp is covered in beads or spangles.[1]

The term “gimp” for a braided trim has been around since the 15th and 16th centuries, when gimp threads were braided into flat braids up to a quarter of an inch (7 mm) wide. The braids were sometimes made either with bobbins or needle and thread, which gave greater control over the threads. Gimp trim was then sewn down to form designs.[2]

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