I have mentioned before that so far my favorite headcoverings are sheer, fine wool. The drape of a wool veil is fluid and beautiful. I still have many linen veils, cloths and caps as well that I use. Some of these items I have woven myself, but I also purchase handwoven and commercial items from others to try them out (and share my findings here). So I have two new findings I want to show off today.
The first is that I bought two new veils for my new Slavic dress at Pennsic from Feed the Ravens. A light blue one is 80% merino and 20% viscose. This thing drapes beautifully and is very soft against my face and neck. Unfortunately, the only photos I have of it were during Atlantian Court, where I wrapped my head just outside of the building, and the drape was a little snug, but I truly love both this outfit and headcovering. (The temple rings and band also came from Feed the Ravens. Note that their shop is offline for the rest of August, but they will be back soon!) I also got a silk blend veil from them that I plan to use in a similar fashion. These fine cloths would also work well with Norse headdress.
The solid burgundy one is a bit more fine than the three with the strips on the edges. These will be cool and comfortable but do not have the glorious drape of wool, so I will likely cut them down into smaller rectangular veils, headbands or caps.
I actually need to sort through my bin of veils this fall and start to resize some of the pieces that are too large right now to use in the manner I prefer. Hopefully I can also pick up some more interesting textiles for headcoverings in the coming year as well!
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