kokoshnik pearling, anyone?
- I've just started to make another round kokoshnik--the "Novgorod" style.
Some people might want to call it a venet. I'm confused over these darn
words. :-) I finally found 2 mm faux pearls! This is the first time I've
ever used them. I'm using the curvilinear designs from my first kokoshnik. I
finished the first long line tonight. I looked at it and all I could think
was "egads, what a mess!" I pulled a needle of thread through the beads
(again) to make the line neater. It looks a little better. How many of these
darn things will end up on that hat? I have no idea. I drew the design on
some interfacing, attached the material to the interfacing, and started
beading away. I just hope the thing's wearable when I'm done!
Isabelle de Foix
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- Patricia Hefner sez:
> I've just started to make another round kokoshnik--the "Novgorod" style.Woo-hoo! I hear I should make me one of those, too.
> I finished the first long line tonight. I looked at it and all IYeah, that's what I wind up doing a lot, and it does seem to help...
> could think was "egads, what a mess!" I pulled a needle of thread
> through the beads (again) to make the line neater. It looks a little
You might consider couching a strand or two of gold metal thread down
each side of the line, too. I know they did that and it might be
partially because it helps keep the darned things in place.
Any chance you could post a picture, or several, when you're done? I
_know_ the Novgorod kokoshnik should look like a pillbox hat, but I
still can't manage to get the 40's style modern hat out of my head
long enough to visualize what it's supposed to look like...
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