Monday, 28 January 2008

Tudor Gable Hood

I'm in the process of making a gable hood for a Tudor guide at Speke Hall. It's a very interesting structure, but I have difficulty with finding any period-looking fabrics, so I'm doing a bit of DIY: the lappets are a piece of cream coloured dupion silk with a wide gold trellis ribbon stitched on. This is the back as seen in Holbein's drawing. This is an excellent website for research and construction:

The back of the base. I used plastic canvas to make the box as buckram is hard to get.

The front lappets are made out of a bit of pelmet interfacing with wire stitched around the edges.

1 comment:

fern said...

hi, i am 13 and love the tudors. i would really like to be able to be able to make one of thease myself. yours is the neatest i have found on the internet and i was wondering if you were going to but a step by step, how to on, the internet so others can give it a go aswell.