I have searched high and low for gimp. There are lots of trims that are labeled "gimp," but what I'm trying to find is just the plain wrapped cord those are made from. It's thinner than the silk cord you find everywhere, and not quite as shiny. It used to be very common, but nowadays it's not. (Maybe the term is still used across the pond?)
What I'd love to find is green, which I need for some millinery flower stems. So...If you happen to be trolling and see "gimp" that isn't twisted into fancy trim, I'd LOVE to find a source. [If by some miracle someone has it laying around, I'd swap about anything I have for some.] There may be some fancy Japanese equivalent, but I don't know what to call it.
Thus endeth the gimp lesson.