Sunday, February 10, 2008

Frilled veil *in action*

Here are the photo's I promised you.
The combination of the veil and the braids pointing forwards is a typically late 1360's-1370's Flemish arrangement.

Friday, February 08, 2008


My latest project: a honeycomb veil. I started work on this one last weekend and finished it tonight.I'll be wearing it tomorrow for an event in the Netherlands.

It is based on several Flemish and German examples of frilled headwear from the second half of the 14th century. It consists of four layers of linen fabric that are worked into a honeycomb pattern and sewn to a semi-circular linen veil. Afterwards the veil has been starched into shape.

It was my first try at a complete fretworked veil. I have been doing some samples before though (for the Kruseler Research Group). If I were to make it again there are a lot of things that I would have done differently, but none the less I'm quite happy with how this turned out!

Maybe after the weekend I'll have some photo's so show you of me wearing the veil!

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