alêne -> stitching awl


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alêne -> stitching awl

L’alêne est généralement un outil des cordonniers et des bourreliers, c’est un poinçon servant à percer le cuir. Cet outil existe depuis le paléolithique où il servait à assembler les peaux. L'orthographe alène est également acceptée; c'est un mot qui est apparu au XIIe siècle provenant du germain alisna qui désignait cet outil.

A stitching awl is a simple tool with which holes can be punctured in a variety of materials, or existing holes can be enlarged. It is also used for sewing heavy materials, such as leather or canvas. It is a thin, tapered metal shaft, coming to a sharp point, either straight or slightly bent.These shafts are often in the form of interchangeable needles. They usually have an eye piercing in it at the pointed end (as opposed to normal sewing needles) to aid in drawing thread through holes for the purpose of manual lockstitch sewing, in which case it is also called a sewing awl.[…]
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