Re: Grommet Help
- You have perhaps already set your grommets, but may I suggest visiting a friend in a single family dwelling and hammering in your grommets? or perhaps contacting a local craft or leather shop to borrow bench space for an hour?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...> wrote:
> <<< I have to set about 64 grommets (eyelets) and a need a quick and efficient way to do it. I tried a Crop-a-dile (an eyelet setter used, primarily, for scrapbooking. The first tool was jammed and had to go back, the second one distorted the eyelets so they wouldn't hold in the fabric so it went back too. I can't hammer them in - I live in an apartment and would get thrown out if I started banging away for the better part of an afternoon.
> Does anyone know a good way to get this job done? I have all the other materials necessary to make the top (fabric, lining, ribbon and 1/8" grommets) but no way to finish the garment now that I've run into this problem. >>>
> As I'm coming into this discussion late, several good comments have already been made.
> There is this file in the CLOTHING section of the Florilegium that talks about all types of fasteners, including eyelets. Many people do seem to like to use the metal grommets for their wear resistance, but wrap them in thread so that they look like a period lacing hole. This file also covers things like lacing direction. Period lacing was not done the way most modern lacing is done.
> fasteners-msg (69K) 5/31/01 Clothing fasteners, buttons, lacings.
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
- or you find a rather sturdy table or the floor -- put a padding of blanket down and a THICK piece of wood.
that will cut down on the noise.
get them all settled in where they need to go and then hammer them all in at once
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Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2010 4:05 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Grommet Help
You have perhaps already set your grommets, but may I suggest visiting a friend in a single family dwelling and hammering in your grommets? or perhaps contacting a local craft or leather shop to borrow bench space for an hour?
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