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  • Madeleine Delacroix
    Jun 5, 2007
      Thanks for the info..how do you measure to make the scarf...would
      you measure on your head from point to point and then make your
      triangle?? The simplier things never seem to have directions and I
      have never made a scarf before..



      "unclrashid" <unclrashid@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "Madeleine Delacroix"
      > <madeleinedelacroix@> wrote:
      > >
      > > http://www.festiveattyre.com/research/earlyflor/3flor13.html
      > >
      > > In this pic, what exactly is the lady in the pink wearing, can
      any of
      > > you tell..to me it looks like a triangular veil, with a caul,
      the
      > lady
      > > next to her just looks like she has a sheer scarf tied on her
      > head..do
      >
      > If you mean the lady in blue, she has on the same arrangement as
      the
      > lady in pink, it's just shown from a different angle.
      >
      > Caul and triangular veil would give that look, but I just have a
      > feeling that the triangular veil is a square veil folded diagonaly.
      >
      > I'm also thinking it could be another scarf wound around a bun
      rahter
      > than a caul, you'd have to look at lots of similar pics or maybe
      find a
      > view of the back of a sculpture to know for sure.
      >
      > > I have these right?? What is the best material to use for these
      > > headcoverings??thanks..
      > >
      > In period these would have probably been silk gauze, but you have
      to
      > find the right weight of it. Too light and it flutteres around
      and
      > tries to go up your nose when you breathe. It may also cling to
      your
      > skin if it's too light and it's humid out. A little bit heavier
      or
      > slightly stiffer will prevent this. Silk chiffon is usually too
      light
      > for the same reasons.
      >
      > Avoid synthetics, they don't breathe and they can be too slippery.
      > china silk is usually too slippery and I don't think it breathes
      well.
      > A very fine Indian cotton gauze or voile would work, and an
      extremely
      > fine (but who could afford it?) sheer linen could also work. A
      sheer
      > wool gauze would also work, but it's nearly impossible to find.
      >
      > Rashid
      >
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