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Here’s a picture of the current status of the hairnet I’m working on. Only about three centimeters left to net, hooray! Picture clickable for larger view As you can possibly see (the photos are not that good), the net is … Continue reading

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After getting a good bit further on a woolen hood (quite similar to the Bocksten Man’s hood) yesterday evening, I’ll try to get started on the new dress today. It will be a fitted dress with front lacing as closure, … Continue reading

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Time for another hairnet, again from the treasure of Abbey Sint-Truiden in Belgium (Dutch Wikipedia Entry about it). This net has large mesh for the St.-Truiden finds, with only 9 mesh per square cm, so about 3 mm mesh size. … Continue reading

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Hairnets. Yes.Should you feel that the actual netting of rather large mesh is just not enough, even when combined with a bit of embroidery on cloth to sew on later – you can always do some embroidery straight on the … Continue reading

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Before this gets buried too deep in the stack of posts that have yet to be finished, here is part IV of the Kruseler and Hairdo series. My original plan was to illustrate the description with photos, but I’m not … Continue reading

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I like hairnets. I also like making them – it is a nice thing to do with the hands, without much thinking. My nets, however, are a far cry from some of those medieval ones that are still extant.A lot … Continue reading

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Now as promised, the problems I have with this version. First of all, the kruseler. It consists of multiple layers (I think eight layers) of fine silk fabric, woven in tabby. It’s the thin quality you can buy for painting … Continue reading

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