Veils and Wimples
- Greetings SCA Milliners,
As I am new to this list, please allow me to introduce myself. I am Cristiana de Huntington, from the Shire of River's Bend, Kingdom of An Tir. I have a strong interest in both hats and veils from the late 14th century.
I am seeking information related to the construction of veils and wimples. There are not many women in my area who commonly wear veils. I am not certain about the best sizes and shapes. There seems to be a considerable variety. I know that there will be some variance based on how the veil is to be worn.
I know that you must have previously discussed this topic at length. When I tried to search the archives, there were almost 4,000 messages to look at. It was overwhelming. :)
I would appreciate any information or resources on this topic.
Cristiana de Huntington
Shire of River's Bend
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- There have been a lot of good websites about veils and wimples. One of
them is my own, which has been surpassed in the dozen years since I
wrote it, but might be a place to start: http://www.virtue.to/articles
Cynthia Virtue and/or Cynthia du Pre Argent
"Such virtue hath my pen...." -Shakespeare, Sonnet 81
"I knew this wasn't _my_ pen!" --Cynthia Virtue