Saturday, 12 October 2013

Clothing for 1420-1482: A veil style

1. This method uses two large square veils. Place the first veil on your forehead, just below the hairline.

2. Wrap and pin the veil in place.

3. Roll/fold up the tail of the under veil, to help create bulk at the back of the head.

4. Pin this roll up so it is clear of the neck.

5. Centre the second veil so it is slightly further up the forehead than the first.

6. Use a large pin to secure the two sides of the veil at the nape of the neck. Make sure the head of the pin faces down and the point angles slightly away from the head. Make sure this is tight.

7. Find the centre line of the second veil, a few inches up from the hanging hem.

8. Pin this above the forehead.

9. Use more pins to arrange the veil into a whole range of rumples and bumps, as seen in various illustrations from 1450, especially those of Rogier van der Weyden.