Elysabeth Underhill- Harlequin veil

06 Feb

The Harlequin is the Bhakail baronial award for excellence in the Arts and Sciences. The token is a jester’s head on a blue ribbon.  She is one of my students for cooking and sewing, so I wanted to do something a little different for Lissa.  Instead of a token on ribbon, I made a linen veil with an applique jester head, trimmed in blue cord.

Most period jesters wore animal heads as hats.  We made her head a sheep, since she does a lot of spinning and knitting. The ears of the hat have bells sewn on (so we can hear her coming a mile a way). The whole image is about 2 1/2 inches in height. The hat is fuzzy and soft to the touch.

We took inspiration from this image.

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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in Baronial, Regalia, Sewing


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