Its 58 inches wide. I am 5'3" tall. Thanks for the suggestion
about the bleach. I will certainly have to try that!
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, "Alison Chapman" <alsnchap@t...>
> Subject: cloaks
> How wide is the boucle, and how tall are you?
> I got about 4 meters of 60 inch coating and was able to turn it
> three-quarters-round cloak by careful cutting of trapezoids.
> BTW - cut a snippet of the fabric and drop it into a jar
> bleach. If it's silk, it will do like wool does and disappear.
> synthetic used in the weave will remain, like the Cheshire Cat's
> Speaking of cloaks, I bought 4 yards (ok I was guessing on how
> might need-it was on sale and was not really shopping for it) of
> boucle tweed (supposed to be silk but may be fake silk but who
> it looks like silk) for a cloak. My persona is about 1450 to 1500
> Italian Ren. I have read so much about cloaks and looked into the
> full circle cloak but that appears to take about 8 yards (if I am
> reading it right) What can I do with 4 yards? Would a button on
> side with a strip of the same fabric between be a good closure? I
> trying not to buy anything else and I want to make it in one
> (ok I know) so the fewer the pieces the better. Bardic Madness is
> Saturday and I would like to wear it. Oh and I do want it to have
> some shape tho. I have white muslin to line it with. I looked and
> could not find any easy alternative coats. I am overwhelmed with so
> much on the web about cloaks and thought to get everyone's opinion
> before I begin.