The Florence Diaries: Rapier Hood.
Recreated by La Signora Onorata Katerina da Brescia.






An SCA Rapier Coif/Hood
Finally, I have managed to start (and finish my rapier hood). I had to wait until I ordred a mask and recieved it, as the hood is designed to go over the mask. This way, it looks more like a hood.  This idea first formed in 2005 when I decided to make a rapier outfit that looked like an outfit that a woman of the 16th C would wear.


Left is an example of an extant embroidered hood was apparently used by middle aged women. It is decorated with blackwork. In 2005, I found some 'CHristmas printed cotton' which was relatively plain with holly leaves and appropriate looking swirly bits! (right)... but only just had bought enough, as it turns out...

Pattern:
I made a calico toile over the rapier mask then cut out 4 layers of cotton drill. I used the decorative layer as 'an added bonus'. SCA rapier rules require more layers for the coif/hood for safety.

Decorations:
I used some machine-made lace that mimicks a basic bobbin lace. I have had this for several years also (and have about 10m of it, so I can replace it if it gets damaged). I tried to leave the hood plain but just had to add the lace!

Just need to get the punch test confirmed.


Caio!

Bibliography:

  • Arnold Janet, Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, Maney, Leeds, 1988, ISBN:0-901286-20-6
  • Kovesi Killerby, Catherine, Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500, Oxford University Press. NY. 2002. ISBN:0-19-924793-5
  • Crowfoot E, Pritchard F & Staniland K, Textiles and Clothing 1150-1450, Boydell Press, Woodridge, 2001 (ed) ISBN: 0-85115-840-4
  • Frick, Carole Collier. Dressing Renaissance Florence.: Families Fortunes & Clothing. John Hopkins University Press. Baltimore. 2002. ISBN: 0-8018-6939-0
  • Gostelow, Mary Blackwork, Dover, New York ,1998, ISBN 0-486-40178-2
  • Gastelow, Mary (ed). The Complete Guide to Needlework: Techniques and Materials. Quantum Books. London. 2003. ISBN: 1-86160-722-9
  • Levey, Santina & Payne, Patricia Le Pompe: Patterns for Venetian Bobbin Lace, Ruth Bean, Bedford. 1983. ISBN: 0 903585 16 2
  • Ricci, Elisa. Italian Lace Designs: 243 Classic Examples. Dover, NY, 1993. ISBN: 0 486 27588 4 Lace, Bookking International. Paris, 1995. (no ISBN available).
  • Orsi Landini, Roberta & Niccoli, Bruna. La Moda a Fioenze 1540-1580. Pagliai Polistampa, Firenze, 2005. ISBN: 88-8304-867-9
  • Ricci, Elisa. Old Italian Lace Volume 1. William Heinemann, London. 1913 available on line: http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html
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  • Willet, C. & Cunnington, Phillis, A History of Underclothes, Dover Publications, NY, 1992, ISBN: 0-486-27124-2

    Web Sites:
  • V&A Museum website: http://images.vam.ac.uk
  • Bath Museum of Costume: http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk/ http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseAction=SM.nav&UUID=013DFA14-32A6-4A33-B3CDA4E8E00C9D49)
  • Warwickshire Museum Website www.datavista.co.uk
  • Diversarum nationum habitus - http://www.istitutodatini.it/biblio/images/riccard/12886/htm/vol1.htm
  • Oonagh's Own: http://oonagh.actewagl.net.au/
  •  Elizabethan Costume Page http://costume.dm.net/bath/bathsmock1front.jpg
  • "How much yardage is enough" Susan Reed, 1994. http://patriot.net/~nachtanz/SReed/fabuse.html
  • Suggested Yardages for Elizabethan Garments by Drae Leed. http://costume.dm.net/yardages.html# (29/5/03)
  • V&A web site: http://www.vam.ac.uk/ (May, 2004)
  • "How much yardage is enough" Susan Reed, 1994. http://patriot.net/~nachtanz/SReed/fabuse.html
  • Archeological Sewing by Heather Rose Jones (2001) www.virtue.to/guest_authors/archaeological_sewing.html (5/04)

(c). K.Carlisle, 9/05 - 7/10






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ver, NY, 1993. ISBN: 0 486 27588 4 Lace, Bookking International. Paris, 1995. (no ISBN available).
  • Orsi Landini, Roberta & Niccoli, Bruna. La Moda a Fioenze 1540-1580. Pagliai Polistampa, Firenze, 2005. ISBN: 88-8304-867-9
  • Ricci, Elisa. Old Italian Lace Volume 1. William Heinemann, London. 1913 available on line: http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html
  • Lace, Bookking International. Paris, 1995. (no ISBN available).
  • Veccellio, Cesare. Vecellio's renaissance Costume Book. Dover Publications. NY. 1977. ISBN: 0 48623441X
  • Willet, C. & Cunnington, Phillis, A History of Underclothes, Dover Publications, NY, 1992, ISBN: 0-486-27124-2

    Web Sites:
  • V&A Museum website: http://images.vam.ac.uk
  • Bath Museum of Costume: http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk/ http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseAction=SM.nav&UUID=013DFA14-32A6-4A33-B3CDA4E8E00C9D49)
  • Warwickshire Museum Website www.datavista.co.uk
  • Diversarum nationum habitus - http://www.istitutodatini.it/biblio/images/riccard/12886/htm/vol1.htm
  • Oonagh's Own: http://oonagh.actewagl.net.au/
  •  Elizabethan Costume Page http://costume.dm.net/bath/bathsmock1front.jpg
  • "How much yardage is enough" Susan Reed, 1994. http://patriot.net/~nachtanz/SReed/fabuse.html
  • Suggested Yardages for Elizabethan Garments by Drae Leed. http://costume.dm.net/yardages.html# (29/5/03)
  • V&A web site: http://www.vam.ac.uk/ (May, 2004)
  • "How much yardage is enough" Susan Reed, 1994. http://patriot.net/~nachtanz/SReed/fabuse.html
  • Archeological Sewing by Heather Rose Jones (2001) www.virtue.to/guest_authors/archaeological_sewing.html (5/04)

  • (c). K.Carlisle, 9/05 - 7/10






    And for those who like LIVE JOURNALS... However be warned, I do not update regularly.

    All intellectual content, photos and layout are copyright to La Signora Onorata Katerina da Brescia (K Carlisle), except those original renaissance artworks and extant articles whose copyright remains with the current owner.
    If you would like to use something from this site, please contact me, and cite this website reference.

    (c). K.Carlisle, 2009.