[HNW] Coif question
scbooks at mindspring.com
Fri Apr 3 12:20:40 PDT 2009
Using your links, I found a coif on the V&A website that has loops at
the bottom, and I would guess these were also for adjustment. If I
had not seen the one at the Met, which still has its drawstrings, I
would not have known that was their function.
I went to take photographs with only the embroidery in mind, but then
got fascinated with the construction as well. Since the loops I
photographed appear to be coveried in buttonhole stitch, they are a
second embroidered feature in a sense.
>Seeing no need to reinvent the wheel :):
>The Attack Laurel has a great article on her website about how to
>wear a coif that explains the drawstring:
>Her article on making the coif is here and, if I understand the
>gathered spot you are talking about, should explain it:
>I've seen just a casing used instead of the loops for the drawstring
>too. Several museums also have pics of the coifs in their
>collections online, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts:
>comes to mind, as well as the V&A:
>fun just putting terms like 'coif', 'linen' and 'blackwork' into the
>search engines and seeing what pops up :).
>still trying to cough up a lung but back among the living. i think....
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