So my sister has a Halloween party every year. Every year there is a theme. This year’s theme was “Hollywood … More
It’s a sad commentary about my life that I am sitting here in mid-December still trying to finish writing all … More
So for reasons that I can’t quite wrap my head around, I’ve fround myself making show-girl headdresses. This is great, … More
Not all feathers are created equal. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. You go to the craft store, looking to feather … More
The world is full of straw hats. They are almost never the size and shape you’d like them to be. … More
For those of you out there who do Rev or Civ war stuff, this might come in handy. It’s basic, … More
A simple little caul is an elegant touch for a fashionable lady of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. They can be crisp and serviceable, or sumptuously decorated.
This charming little headcovering is a northern version of the Simple Caul, seen in a number of flemish paintings. Like … More
A beret is, well, it’s a beret. They’re useful for a variety of fashion and theatrical situations, and more modern periods of historical re-enactment. This is one method for making them, though certainly not the only one.
The Biggins Hat is a hat comprised of a Band and a Gathered Crown. Renfaire lore says the name comes … More