Dictionary of Gimp Terminology
Boondoggle (Noun): Round or flat plastic lace.
Boondoggling (Verb): The act of knotting or
plaiting with plastic
Scoubidou (Noun & Verb) European - refers to the plastic lace
and the act of knotting or plaiting.
Gimp (Noun): Plastic or leather strips or
threads that are interwoven; plaited, braided or knotted.
See Webster's !
GimpAction (Verb): The act of or fun of knotting or plaiting Gimp !
(A cool word for plastic lacing).
Plastic Craft Lacing
(Noun): Plastic strips or gimp
usually sold in hanks or spools.
Lanyards (Noun): A necklace like, braided or
plaited strap made of Gimp. Usually meant to hold something at
the end like a whistle.
Friendship Bracelet (Noun): Special bracelets
given from one friend to another as a symbol of friendship.
(Noun): A braid made of gimp that has
a steel ring attached to hold a key.
Plait (Noun): A flat braid.
Fun (Verb): Amusement like boondoggling,
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and Plaiting with Plastic
Craft Lacing, Plastic Lace, and the European Version Scoubidou !! aka FUN !!
Gimp, Scoubidou, Boondoggling, or Lanyards. A
knotting and plaiting craft known in the U.S. as "boondoggling" or
"Gimp". See Webster's Dictionary. Anyway, It all means lots of fun.
Make bracelets, necklaces, key holders, toy animal figures
lanyards and friendship bracelets out of plastic
Scoubidou - Is the French / European version of
boondoggling or gimp. Scoubidou ( Gimp, Scoubi, Scoobie,
Boondoggle, or Lanyard ) is a plaiting and knotting craft, aimed at
young adults, which originated in France, where it became a fad in
the late 1950s. Read More thanks to
Wikipedia. Then there is this website on how to make Scoobies.
- The name "gimp" has been applied to the plastic
thread used in the knotting and plaiting art Scoubidou in Europe or
Boondoggling in the US. Gimp is a decorative cord or thread. Usually
a flat or round solid or multi-colored extruded plastic. Often
referred generically to as plastic lacing.
- Where Did that Name Come From ? Boondoggle
is flat or round extruded plastic lace, often referred to as gimp!
“The word ‘boondoggle’ was coined out of the blue sky by Robert H.
Link, eagle scout,”
How To Guides
1.) Knotting with Scoubidou strands by
Yoarra - Good knotting guide.
2.) Scoubi Guide in the UK that starts you off
with the Scoubidou Square Stitch before attempting to tackle the
Scoubidou Circle Stitch.
Books on Boondoggling - Where else do you get the worlds greatest selection ?
Amazon of Course !!
Manufacturers / Suppliers
TonerCrafts - Gimp
Made in the USA -
Get Certified in Boondoggling - BS, MS, Ph.G Exams !!
Free Flash Games -
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Plastic Craft Lace Manufacturer - China
Cool Link - Making Friends -
Plastic Lace Crafts
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