ROULADE special form of FAGGOTING/INSERTION
Faggot - the original meaning is a bundle
of sticks, twigs or small branches bound together to be carried
for use as fuel.
Fine ladies used faggoting on exotic fabrics to make lingerie, as decorative insertions in dress and articles of household linen. It was an ideal way to lengthen a petticoat or pantaloons or adding a false hem on a garment.
The Victorians used faggoting alot, often the satin roulades were used for collars and cuffs. Cotton thread was also used because this could be starched and the loops ironed to remain wide open.
© Valerie Cavill