riempie, verb transitive

Origin:
From riempie noun.
To weave a thong seat or panel for a piece of furniture.
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 29The seat is riempied with fine riempie in the pattern of caning.
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 51The front and back seat rails are riempied through vertical holes.
To weave a thong seat or panel for a piece of furniture.
Derivatives:
Hence riempied participial adjective, riempieing, riemping verbal noun.
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 9Examination of the riempie wear shows that the riemping was done through horizontal holes and not vertical holes.
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 51In some of these chairs horizontal riemping is confined to the two lateral seat rails.
1987 J. Kench Cottage Furn. 158No nails, tacks or metal fasteners are used in riempieing, the thongs being secured by knots only...Begin the weaving process by inserting the pointed end of the riempie up through the countersunk hole...Stretch the riempie across the top of the frame to the opposite hole, inserting it from above and pulling it tight from below...The riempie should be stretched as tightly as possible, with the smooth side uppermost...Pass the riempie back across the frame...Weave the second layer of riempies over and under the thongs of the first layer, once again using the awl as a peg to secure the riempie temporarily. No nails, tacks or metal fasteners are used in riempieing, the thongs being secured by knots only.
1991 F.G. Butler Local Habitation 284All that they had lacked were the riempied seats and backs.
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