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  • toriruhl
    Feb 4 3:01 PM
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      You should post a picture. I would love to see it.



      --- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "Kathleen - Yahoo" wrote:
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      > .Alright everyone, I'm tired of seeing this group being so sluggish....
      > What are you working on? What are you researching?...
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      > Well, I just finished a "horned" henin. The base was made from a pattern
      > Mistress Truly shared with me before heading to MN. After the base was made
      > in buckram, I then padded it with quilters batting and covered it in white
      > linen. The I had a friend hand sew the silk lining in with the linen and
      > then I made a series of slip covers for the whole thing out of various
      > brocades so my hat can "match" my houpelaunde. I have several and the hat's
      > covers do not necessarily match, but are of similar tones.
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      > The overall effect is disappointing, because when I wear my veil over the
      > henin it is not at all visible. I might as well have made it out of
      > cardboard. The profile is perfect, but the effort of covering the henin in
      > slip on brocade was pointless. My veils are habtoi silk, very fine and about
      > as see through as you can get. I am assuming that some of the pictures we
      > have of paintings which show the nearly invisible veils are exaggerations. I
      > suppose an organza would yield a more translucent veil, but the drape would
      > be wrong.
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      > The whole thing is not an utter failure, but I am now planning to make a
      > beaded "crown" of three dimensional snowflakes to top the whole thing off
      > and give it more. umph!
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      > Plodding away in An Tir,
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      > Rignach of Argyll
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      > Lancer of Madrone
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