26 button loops and 30 minutes of plaiting cord later… THE COIF IS DONE!
You can’t see much of my hair but I styled it using a combination of the Tudor Tailor crossed plaits and this method which involves twisting the hair round tapes or strings and then crossing them over like with the plaits. I have thick hair though so I had to plait the excess and loop it onto the back of my head, I think next time I will use try using two separate tapes.
I would take a picture but I have just taken my hair out as I have to go to the supermarket. I love my coif, but not sure I’m ready to wear it to Tesco anytime soon!
Reblogging a post from my dress diary, here’s a personal project I have been working on for the last few months. It’s an embroidered Elizabethan coif with blackwork and silver spangles. Check out my dress diary (link at the top of the page) for more information and lots of photos of the coif in progress!
Here’s what I’ve been working on the last few weeks: reproduction canal bonnets - 30 of them to be exact! I made a batch of 11 in a slightly different design a few months ago so I have actually made 41 bonnets to date… whew!
Reproduction canal bonnets white cotton, cord, cotton wadding, cotton tape May 2014