|Dictionary of Gimp Terminology
Round or flat plastic lace.
The act of knotting or plaiting with plastic lace.
|Scoubidou (Noun & Verb)
European - Refers to the plastic lace or gimp 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 !
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
|Lanyards (Noun): A
necklace like, braided or plaited strap made of Gimp. Usually
meant to hold something at the end like a whistle.
(Noun): Special bracelets given from one friend to another
as a symbol of friendship.
|Keychain (Noun): A
braid made of gimp that has a steel ring attached to hold a key.
|Plait (Noun): A flat
Amusement like boondoggling, scoubidou, gimpaction.
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Gimp Certification Exams
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Plastic Craft Lacing Exams Based on the Honor System :-)
Bachelor Degree Level: BSG
This is the first step in the exciting career of Gimping. You
made the right choice!
Questions for Bachelor Degree - Need to get 5 correct.
1. A short piece of plastic lacing, leather or cord is called?
2. A short braid of plastic lacing worn around the neck to hold
a whistle is called?
3. Scoubidou, the round version of plastic lacing or gimp, originated in the US or Europe?
4. Another name for braiding plastic lacing is called?
5. The word Gimp is of what origin? (French?)
6. Another name for a flat braid is?
7. Can Gimp be made of material other than plastic lacing?
8. Lanyards and friendship bracelets are the most popular use of plastic lacing?
9. The word "gimp" means interlaced?
10. Gimping with plastic lacing is fun?
.......... See answers below.
Master Degree Level: MSG
A Master Degree in Gimp (Boondoggling) is for team leaders. You
have studied the field of
Gimp beyond the basics and are now expected to step forward and
assist teammates with
more complicated Gimp / Lanyard projects. You must be proud of yourself to have gotten to
this level. The test is on the honor system. You may review the
questions before taking the
test, but DON'T look at the answers. Remember that those that
gimp are special. Honesty
counts !! You need to get 7 out of the 15 questions correct. You
may repeat the test until you
pass. Good Luck.
Questions for Master Degree - Need to get 7 correct.
1. In general, any short piece of cord that can be braided can
be called Gimp? Yes or No
2. Gimp is also called plastic craft lacing? Yes or No
3. Gimp is also called plastic craft lace? Yes or No
4. Gimp is also called lanyard? Yes or No
5. The word Gimp is of French origin? Yes or no
6. Gimp can be made of thin strips of plastic, leather or cloth? Yes or No
7. Scoubidou is the European version of Gimp. Yes or No.
8. The round version of Gimp originated in Europe? Yes or No
9. Gimp is the general term for braiding plastic craft lacing?
Yes or No
10. Scoobie is usually round? Yes or No
11. Lanyard necklaces and Friendship bracelets are best made of Gimp? Yes or No
12. A flat braid is also called a plait? Yes or No
13. The word Gimp can also mean interlaced cord? Yes or No
14. The word boondoggling is often used as a verb to mean
braiding Gimp? Yes and No
15. Gimp is a flexible term used to account for plastic craft
lace, plastic craft lacing, braiding
short flat pieces of leather / plastic strips / cloth, lanyards
with whistles, lanyards with keys,
lanyards with jewelry? Yes or No
......... See answers below.
Doctorate Level: Ph.G:
A Doctorate (Ph.G) of Gimp (Boondoggling) represents the highest
level of study in this field.
Very few comprehend the broad impact that this degree represents
(i.e., plastic craft lacing,
plastic craft lace, boondoggling, gimpaction (the verb), Scoubi, Scoubidou, lanyards etc). As
you may already know, the questioning for this degree borders on
the abstract, the ability to
think beyond the basics! Usually a doctorate requires "original research", therefore in
addition to the five questions below you are required to
construct three gimp knots of your
choice. Your peers/friends must agree that the three knots you
constructed are correct.
There is no oral exam as in most doctorate programs because the
questioning in addition to
the construction of three knots of your choice is demanding
enough! You MUST get all five
questions correct. You can look at the questions, but not the answers prior to taking the test.
Remember, honesty counts. Good luck !
Ph.G Exam Questions - Need to get all five correct.
1. Plastic craft lacing may also be called gimp craft lacing or
gimp lace or boondoggle or
lanyard? Yes or No
2. The plaiting and knotting crafts of Gimp originated in
France Yes or No
3. Square knot, Spiral knot, Double Spiral knot, Staircase knot are knots that may be used
as Gimp and to Gimp? Yes or No
4. You can gimp, boondoggle, and knot with strips of plastic, leather or cloth? Yes or No
5. You can use beads with Gimp to make jewelry? Yes or No
Original Research - Have your peers/friends acknowledged that
you constructed three gimp
......... See answers below.
Bachelor Degree Answers (Only Need to Get 5 Correct to
1. Answer is "Gimp".
2. Answer is "Lanyard".
3. Answer is "Europe".
4. Answer is "Boondoggling".
5. Answer is "French".
6. Answer is "Plait". This is a tricky question !!
7. Answer is "Yes". Can be made of plastic lacing, silk,
8. Answer is "Yes"
9. Answer is "Yes".
10. Answer is "Yes"
Master Degree Answers ( You Only Need to Get 7 Correct to
Pass ) Answer to all is yes.
Doctorate (Ph.G) of Gimp Answers (Must Get All 5 Correct)
Answer to all is yes.
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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 craft lacing !!
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
Then there is this website on how to make Scoobies.
How to make scoobies
|Gimp - 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.
|Boondoggling - 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,”
Definition of Boondoggling
|How To Guides
1.) Knotting with Scoubidou strands by Yoarra - Good knotting
guide. Click Here
2.) Scoubi Guide in the UK that starts you off with the
Scoubidou Square Stitch before attempting to tackle the
Scoubidou Circle Stitch.
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|Video - How to Start
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|Toner Plastics - For
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schools, with the Scouts and at park and recreation centers.
Steve and Jean Graham founded Toner Plastics Inc. in 1989 with
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|How to Make Plastic
Craft Lacing Bracelets - Plastic lacing has a variety of
uses, not the least of which is to make plastic craft bracelets.
Sometimes referred to as GimpAction or boondoggling, there are a
myriad of uses for these simple yet fun-to-make bracelets.
|How to Make Scoubidou
Bracelets - Scoubidou strands are hollow plastic strings
that come in a rainbow of bright colors. They are used for
making key chains, lanyards and colorful bracelets that kids
love to make and wear. "Scoobies," as many kids call them, are a
way to teach kids knotting techniques.
|How to Make Lanyard
Bracelets - Lanyard bracelets, like you made at summer camp
as a kid, are popping up in all sorts of stores and boutiques
these days. But why buy one when you can easily make it? The
classic box stitch can be a little tricky at first, but once you
get the hang of it you can make several bracelets in under an
|The origin of Friendship
Bracelets - Originally, these colorful bands were invented
by Indians in Central and South America. According to tradition
|Plastic Lace Key Ring
- These are so fun to make, you'll want to give one to all your
|Chinese Staircase Braid
- Tie an overhand knot at one end of three strands of
CraftLaceTM (the color combination is up to you). Secure the
knotted end to a fixed position.
|Cobra Braid - Pick
four lengths of Toner CraftLaceTM, two of them will be used for
the core and two will be the working strands.
|CraftLace Curls -
CraftLaceTM plastic lacing, curling rod, round pencil, metal
knitting needle, medium screwdriver, wide wooden dowel, 10" long
masking tape. One tall mug of boiling water and one tall mug of
|Free Plastic Lanyard
Instructions - Plastic lanyard--also called gimp, boondoggle
or scoubidou--is a type of craft lace used for a variety of
projects. You can use lanyard to string beads or decorate
objects such as barrettes, or you can weave it together into
different patterns to create keychains, zipper pulls, bracelets
and other fun items.