1114Re: [SCA-Milliners] Hennin
- May 8, 2003Illish O'Donovan wrote:
> I have constructed several truncated hennins experimenting with fabricsYeah!
> and I find that cotton velvet and wool work great! Even a heavier weight
> linen will handle well and lay nice. Personally I prefer cotton velvet.
I really like the deep rich look of darker velvet/eens and wools, but
I've also made truncated cone hats with damask fabric -- there are a
couple of pictures that show patterning in the fabrics of the time. I
think they turned out nicely. In general, though, I think the plain
fabrics are wonderful.
Cynthia Virtue and/or
Cynthia du Pré Argent
The May 15, 2003 Total Eclipse of the Moon -- totallity starts 11:14pm
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