The narrow braid used to cover the nails or staples in upholstery. Gimp should be firm enough to cope with the discrepancies and malleable enough to fit easily around curves and tight angles.

All sorts of gimp are made, in a variety of weaves and colours; the most useful are those that will bend easily, and even back on themselves as they navigate tight corners. C scroll and S scroll woven gimps are the most versatile .

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