Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: good weight for linings?
- In a message dated 4/23/2005 10:59:28 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
<<Is 5 oz. linen too heavy for use as a lining fabric?
(I have some originally intended for garb, and it's very nice :-) I've got
some tropical-weight wool and such that are about that weight themselves...
it would seem that anything heavier would be too much for lining, but much
thinner (such as 3.5 oz "hanky" weight) would be too lightweight to do the
job? Or am I on the wrong track here? >>
It would really depend on your outer fabric. You need something that will
hang similarly to the outer fabric and not make it stiffer or be too floppy
compared to the outer.
That said, I don't know that there is much evidence for lining kirtles and
cotehardies, at the very least. Facings at the neck and any lacing edges,
certainly, but not full linings. Can't speak for sideless surcoats, and
houppleande sleeves would probably be lined if they are big open ones. But since
these are showy, extravagant garments, I think if they did line them it would
be with something more expensive in period terms than linen - more likely silk
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
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