This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Everlasting. A variety of very durable white cotton edging, distinguished by being made in rows of continuous holes surrounded and separated by a light, flat braid or cord. Its width is indicated by the number of rows of holes, from one-hole narrow, to 8-hole wide.