4149Re: Let's Get This Party Started!
- Feb 26, 2013Hello, Rignach
I've worn a hennin - both veiled and uncovered (a la van der Weyden), for the last 10 years or so... I prefer silk chiffon for the veil over the hennin, because it allows the 'fancy work' to show through and still drapes/flutters beautifully.
I hope this helps!
--Ysabeau Durant, Trimaris
--- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, <wheezul@...> wrote:
> > 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.
> > 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!
> > Plodding away in An Tir,
> > rignachofargyllarms-signature
> > Rignach of Argyll
> > Lancer of Madrone
> You might wish to ask Pastiche if they are still selling their ultra fine
> linen. I happily bought some - It is quite see through - and the other
> thought is to get a silk that is of a looser weave. The light china silk
> is fine stuff, but it is tightly woven together to serve as lining and
> doesn't let much light pass through.
> Katherine in Three Mountains
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