Notes:

1) Bel, A. & P. Picard, Le travail de la laine a Tlemcen, Alger, 1913. For more comprehensive list of works, refer to: Kinoshita, M., Study of Archaic Braiding Techniques in Japan, Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin, 1994; Speiser, N., The Manual of Braiding, private pub., 2nd ed., 1983.

2) Speiser, N., Seventeenth Century Pattern Books, CIETA Bulletin 50, 1979-II.

3) Estham, I. and Speiser, N., 'A Loop-Braided Lace Insertion on a Late Medieval Sudary in Uppsala Cathedral,' CIETA Bulletin 74, 1997.

4) J. Watabe, ' Weaving of the Chin-po Tribe in Yun-nan Province. Basketry News, no. 43.

She has also reported the L-M technique as a probable technique used among the south China minorities in 'Crossed Double-hitch Bag of Yun-nan,' The Life and Technology of Yun-nan, C. Daniels & T. Watabe, ed., Tokyo: Keiyusha.

She is a textile artist and teaches at Sugino Gakuen University in Tokyo. She participated in one of my early workshops of L-M techniques.

5) Personal correspondence: N. Speiser, Feb., 1998.

6) F. Sober is the curator of the Provincial Costume and Textile Museum, Oelegem (Antwerp) Belgium. She has published papers on historical textiles and textile techniques, including loop-manipulation.