Re: [SCA Newcomers] Stripes and Printed Fabrics
- Adrienne of Ravenshore
> I believe I've seen people at the events I have gone to with stripedLisabeth of Gyldenholt wrote:
> fabrics in their garb.. I was wondering what kinds (or rather, what
> thicknesses) of stripes are appropriate? At this point I'm not
> worried about what time period. . .just that it looksrelatively
> authentic enough to fit in.
> If you want to do garb from the 16th century, woven stripes are periodOne caveat, not so much for Adrienne as for others who might be reading
> for commoner and queen, according to The Tudor Tailor. Since stripes
> are more easily woven than other patterns, I would think it might be a
> pattern done much earlier in time.
along: Stripes are definitely known much earlier than the 16th
century, but in some places at some times they had negative
connotations. There's a whole book about it, probably with an emphasis
on France, available from the Columbia Press
Those *really* serious about authenticity will want to check for signs
that stripes were or weren't used by respectable folk in their periods
of choice. If you're not so serious, don't worry about it. Odds are,
even if you're dressed to suit a period in which stripes were
associated with "undesirables", nobody will think anything at all of
stripes on your clothing. I only bring it up because it's not the sort
of thing that is likely to spontaneously occur to people, and learning
about it *after* they've made stripy clothing from a "stripes are bad"
period has the potential to drive the authenticity-minded a little
- I used the 5.3 ounce weight for dresses and tunics.
From: Taire Van Scoy <tvanscoy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 5:49:52 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] fabric
I will order the swatches, but can you tell me what linen weight is usually used for a dress?