Lately I've been binge watching 'The Borgias' tv series whilst I work, and it is full of gorgeous costumes - and even more gorgeous hair! Last night I had meant to finish off a waistcoat I've been working on for my boyfriend's birthday present, but upon completing the final episode of season 3 I felt the sudden need to make a hair caul of my own. The waistcoat was put to one side, and I got down to business.
I decided to go with the not-historically-accurate method of overlapping lengths of gold decorative thread and stitching all the joins together, then attaching a length of cord around the outside. Traditionally, a caul would be netted, but since I wasn't up for teaching myself how to net at 10pm at night, I'll leave that one for another day.
|Pinned to wig form with aforementioned waistcoat waiting patiently in background|
It's fair from perfect, but I like it for a quick job in one night. I was planning to add some beads, but I'll probably actually make a better one and add beads to that. I feel like the gaps between the threads are a bit too big, but unfortunately I didn't have much left, and just did what I could with what I had.
Hmmm... now for a renaissance costume...
P.S. The waistcoat is now complete and I'll be adding photos just as soon as I can get some nice ones of Lars wearing it.
|An example of one of Lucrezia's hairstyles from the show.|