In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Due to personal bias, the contents will tend to lean heavily towards 16th and early 17 century laces, and lacemaking in the SCA.
- Although I have tried different ways of making lace, such as fine crochet, knitted lace and tatting, to me bobbin lacemaking has to be the most satisfying of all.
- Tatting materials are few; all you need for lacemaking is thread, a shuttle or needle, and patterns.
- The development of lacemaking is based on the mastery of other textile handicrafts, primarily weaving and embroidery.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.