Eyelet: a small hole, often with a metal rim, through which a thread, lace, line etc. can be passed.
– a fastening
– an orifice or opening
– a perforation
– a drain
Grommet: used to prevent tearing or abrasion of pierced material, to cover sharp edges of the piercing or both.
To strengthen holes in:
– boots and shoes
-laced clothing such as corsets
-items that require hanging from holes
When used in sailing they are called Cringles
I can’t imagine how many eyelets I have sewn in the past few weeks ….
…. and there are many more to come!