Candycoloured sweetness – A striped hairnet

22.04.2020 by Rotschopf in Clothing, Textile work

More pictures, less text this time:

Most extant medieval hairnets are unicoloured and then embroidered with colourfull silk, but I always wanted to do a two coloured one inspired by this original from the Rhineland region.

My young customer chose pink and blue for her net and it was a perfect choice. I am obsessed by this combination! I used my favourite silk from Marled Mader. Dyed with indigo and chochenille.

I started with 500 loops at the crown and extended to 100 loops after a few rows. I also made a fingerlooped lace to tie it which will be sewn to the net after the first fitting so it is more stable during its use.

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